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UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 




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VOLUME XLII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1959 



NUMBER 1 




JOHN STANLEY 



John B. Stanley 
To Begin Duties 
In S e p t e m b e r 

The big news from the Lansing field 
is that John B. Stanley, graduating 
from Union Seminary in June, has ac- 
cepted calls from the Lansing, Foster 
Memorial, and Gillespie churches and 
will begin his work here the first of 
September. 

Mr. Stanley comes from Conway, 
South Carolina, and is a graduate of 
Clemson where he specialized in dairy- 
ing, has served two years in the Air 
Force, was for one year assistant pas- 
tor of the First church in Staunton, 
Virginia, and has been most highly 
recommended as among the top in 
his class. 

We believe God is sending us a 
choice soul and we await his coming 
with great gratitude and hope. 



RL Smith visits 
Jef f erso o C Iw reh 



On January 25, Rev. J R. Smith, 
executive secretary of church exten- 
sion for Winston-Salem Presbytery, 
conducted the communion service. Six 
n'w members were received into the 
church, five of whom came by pro- 
fession of faith in Christ. They were 
baptized at this service. 

The January meeting of the Wo- 
men of the Church was held at the 
manse with Mrs. M. H. Culler as hos- 
tess. 

On February 11, the Men of the 
Church met at the manse to discuss 
plans for making repairs on the manse. 
Needed repairs on church windows 
were also discussed. 



EASTER CONVICTIONS 
I Cor. 15: 3-4; 20-22 

"For I delivered unto you first of 
all that which I also received, how 
that Christ died for our sins accord- 
ing to the scriptures; 

And that he was buried, and that 
he rose again the third day according; 
to the scriptures; 

But now is Christ risen from the 
dead, and become the firstfruits of 
them that slept. 

For since by man came death, by 
man came also the resurrection of the 
dead. 

For as in Adam all die, even so in 
Christ shai! all be made alive." 

WORLD MISSION CONVICTIONS 

''The harvest is past, the summer is 
ended, and we are not saved." 

Jer. 8: 20. 

'"Look unto me. and be ye saved, 
all the ends of the ?arth." Is. 45: 22. 

"Go ye therefore, and teach ail na- 
tions, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost." Mt. 28: 19. 



aroltl Jones Is 
Head Of Glade 
V a 1 1 e v School 



It is with regret that we hear of 
the resignation of Mr. Eldridge, but 
we realize as the poet has said, "The 
Old Order Changeth giving place to 
new, God fulfills himself in many 
ways" and changes must come to pass. 

We welcome the new superintendent 
and wish him well. The new superin- 
tendent is Harold Jones. Mr. and Mrs. 
Jones come from [he mountainous 
state of West Virginia, born in the 
mountain city of Fairmont, W. Va. 
Mr. Jones has been very active as a 
layman in the Presbyterian church. 
While living in Greensboro in N. C. 
Mr. Jones was an elder and clerk of 
his session. He was very active in the 
drive for funds for the Glade Valley 
school a few years ago. After living 
(Continued on Daee 3) 



$4,500 Needed To Finish Wor 

On The Johnny Luke Memorial 



Since our last issue in December of 
the Ashe Presbyterian, the Memorial 
Funds have increased to $9,500. Re- 
maining needed to bring our total to 
$14,000 is $4,500. When the amount of 
S14.030 is reached we are promised a 
challenge fund of $1,000. which will 
bring our total to $15 n the desired 



amount to complete the building. 
NO DEF.TS 

We have no debts and we have on 

hand an estimated $3,000 worth of 

material. This material consists of 

lumber, brick, blocks, steel trusses, 

(ConTTnued on page 3) 






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ARCHITECTS DRAWING of Johnny Luke, Jr. Memorial building 
when it is completed. More fund^ are needed before work can bo resumad. 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches ot the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

H. H Culler 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Miss Kathryn Hunt, 

Miss Evelyn Acheson 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson. N C, under Act of 
March 3, 18"6. 



Ail Easter Meditation 

By Mrs. T. I. Smith 

As we again approach the glorious 
Easter season, our minds wander back 
over the centuries to that very first 
Easter of all. 

We remember a garden called "Geth- 
semane," a garden of prayer. "Then 
Jesus came with the disciples to a 
place called Gethseinane and said to 
them, 'Sit down here while I go over 
there and pray.' Then he took with 
him Peter and the two sons of Zeb- 
edee and began to be in terrible dis- 
tress. 'My heart is in bitter anguish,' 
he told them, "stay here and keep 
watch with me.'" (Matthew 26: 36-37 
— J. B. Phillip?' translation). Jesus 
knew that He was soon to suffer as 
sin-bearer, in an awful separation from 
God, and it was about this which He 
prayed. He asked those Three disciples 
who were verv close to Him to watch 
and pray with Him. He went on a 
little way into the garden and fell on 
His face and prayed. Jesus was in such 
aeonv as He prayed that His sweat 
became great drops of blood falling 
down to the ground. He said to God 
Hi- Father. -'If it be possible let this 
cup pass from me — yet it must not 
he whal I want, but what You want. 
'Then He came to the disciples and 
found them fast asleep. He said to 
Peter, 'Couldn't you three k°ep awake 
with me for a single hour'' Watch and 
pray, all of you, that ycu may not 
have to face temptation.' " (Matthew 
26: 39-41 ) And today He is saying to 
Li-, ''Watch and pray." The scripture 
tells us that Jesus often spent the 
whole night in prayer. It was His prac- 
tice to rise early in the morning and 
go apart to pray. If Jesus, the sinless 
Son of God, found it so important to 
watch and pray, surely we who are 
weak and sinful must find our Geth- 
semane and watch and pray. As we 
wait and worship before God our 
Saviour, His strength and power will 
fill our lives and we will be able to 
say, "Not my will but Thine be done." 

Then we remember a place "tiled 



"Golgotha" — a place of a skull. "Two 
criminals were also led out with him 
for execution, and when they came 
to the place called The Skull, they 
crucified him with the criminals, one 
on each side of him. But Jesus him- 
self was saying, 'Father forgive them; 
they do not know what they are do- 
ing.' " Luke 23: 32-34) Crucifixion was 
a horrible death and the intense phy- 
sical suffering which Jesus bore is 
hard for us to imagine. But there was 
a greater suffering which Jesus bore 
in that hour. (Sin separates from God. 
Isaiah 59: 2.) It was a suffering whi"h 
ccme from being separated — for 
awhile — from God His Father. This 
separation was necessary because 
Jesus was taking our sins upon Him- 
self and God being a holy God can- 
not look upon sin. He can have no 
part with sin. So He needs must turn 
His back upon Jesus as He bore our 
sins there upon the cross. Jesus loved 
us freely and gave Himself for us, 
that we might have life eternal. Jesus' 
mission here upon earth was to die 
for our sins. He still calls today say- 
ing: 

"I gave my life for th°e. 
Mv precious blood I shed, 
That thou might'st ransomed be, 
And quickened from the dead: 
I gave, I gave my life for thee. 
What hast thou given for me?" 

As we recall that first Easter, we 
remember another garden "The Gard- 
en of Resurrection." This garden was 
located near the place where Jesus 
was crucified, and it was owned by 
Joseph of Arimathea. Joseph was a 
member of the Sanhedrin. He had not 
consented to the resolution to put 
Jesus to death because he was a sec- 
retly disciple of Jesus. He became more 
courageous when he saw the crucifix- 
ion. Joseph went boldly to Pilate, bpg- 
ged the body of Jesus, carried it to his 
garden and laid it in his own new 
tomb which he had hewn out in a 
re k Then he roUed a larg^ stone 
over the doorway of +he tomb and 
went away. (Matthew T>: "0 ) Tf Jesus 
had stayed in this se?led tomb our 
future would be dark, and we would 
be without hope. But to the women 
who cam- 1 to the tomb on the third day 
after Jesus' death, the angel said, "He 
is not here — He is risen just as he 
said he would. Come ana look at the 
place where he was 1> ing. Then go 
quickly and t=ll his disciples that he 
has risen from the dead." (Matthew 
28: 6-7.) 

In one of the village? of northern 
India a missionary w" = preaching in 



Missions Picture 
To Be Shown Soon 



"Mid East Profile" a beautiful pic- 
ture portraying a wonderful view of 
conditions in the mid-east will be the 
world mission picture shown this year 
in the West Jefferson Presbyterian 
church as well as in the Glendale 
Springs field. The schedule set for the 
showing of this picture is as follows: 

West Jefferson, March 19, Thursday; 
Laurel Fork, March 20. Friday; Glen- 
dale Springs, March 21. Saturday; 
Bethel, March 22, Sunday. 

The Jefferson church is invited to 
meet with the West Jefferson Church 
for this showing, Peak Creek is in- 
vited to see the showing at Laurel 
Fork, Ebenezer is invited to meet at 
Glendale Springs, and Millers is in- 
vited to see the pciture at Bethel 
ihurch. Offerings to defray the ex- 
pense of the picture will be received. 
All gifts above the expense will be 
used for World Missions. 



a marketplace. As he was closing, a 
Mohammedan came up to him and 
said. "You must admit that we have 
one thing that you have not, and it is 
better than anything you have." 

The missionary asked kindly, "And 
v, hat is it you nave?" 

"When we go to Me^ca we at least 
find a coffin. But wnen you Christ- 
ians go to Jerusalem which is your 
Mecca, you find nothing but an empty 
grave." 

The missionary smiled and said, 
"That is just the d:ffer=nce, Moham- 
med is dead and in ms coffin. But 
Christ is risen and all power in heav- 
en and earth is given to Him. He is 
alive for evermore!" 



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SERVICE STORE AND 
LANSING 5 & 10c STORE 

Phone 7-2473 



Lansing, 



N. C. 



CAMPBELL'S GROCERY 
AND FEED STORE 

Phone 7-2313 



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Lansing, 



N. C. 



A W.ch for Easter Happiness from 

McNeill's 



West Jefferson, 



North Carolina 



E .ster Greetings from 



Br. Pepper Bottling Company 

Phone <T91 West Jefferson, N. C. 



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MARCH, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Programs Planned 
By Young People 
At W. J. C fa u r c h 



The West Jefferson church has been 
especially delighted to find the re- 
source and capacity of its young peo- 
ple — something demonstrated sev- 
eral times during the past quarter. 
An excellent and balanced program 
was presented by the Sunday School 
on Christmas Sunday under the dire- 
ction of Mrs. Paul Rumple. Then the 
Senior Young People conducted the 
evening service of that Sunday - the 
pastor being awav - with James Davis 
delivering the address to a fine audi- 
ence. Again, on Youth Sunday at the 
end of January, the young people ably 
took charge of the service in all of its 
parts save the sermon, which they - 
in difference - permitt°d the minister 
to deliver. Looking to the future, an 
Easter service is now being planned. 

The Congreatioral Meeting of Jan- 
uary 28lh, where the reports of the 
past year were heard, proved a stimu- 
lating illustration of the strides that 
can be made when a unit of the Lord's 
pilgrim people recognize their identity 
a 5 a body of "pilgrim" people whose 
inspiration it is to work as they pray: 
"Thy Kingdom Come." Some basic re- 
port figures were quadrupled. 

West Jefferson's Bible Study Hour, 
held every Wednesday evening, is in- 
creasing in both regular attendance 
Fnd participation in discussion. Think- 
ing out loud here, we reflect on the 
words of the renowned educator, 

MORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED 

FOR LUKE MEMORIAL 



< Continued from p&^e 1) 
and aluminum window frames. Some 
of this material is stacked on the 
grounds and other is stored in the 
basement of the church. 

TO RESUME WORK 
We are very thankful to all our gen- 
erous friends who have made so 
many gifts. These gifts have helped to 
construct the building to its semi- 
completsd state and have replenished 
the treasury to the amount now on 
hand. We hope the next two months 
v/ill bring our required total up to 
815,000. We pray that the end of the 
summer will find the Memorial Build- 
ing in u^e by our many young people 
of our community, 3nd the Glendale 
Springs Field. 

Wishes for a Blessed Easter 



from 

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Badger's Funeral 



Home 



Phone 3151 



hi 



i West Jefferson, 



N. C. 



Bible Schools 
Being Planned 



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Mary Ruth Wyatt 
Homemaker Winner 



Plans are being made for Vacation 
Bible Schools to be held in the Lansing 
field, and a tenative schedule has been 
set: 

Gillespie — June 8-19; 

Foster Memorial — June 22 - July 3; 

Lansing — July 6-17. 

The theme emphasis is "God and His 
World." In connection with the Bible 
Schools, plans are being made for re- 
vival services at night. 



Foster Memorial 

Plans Services 



Plans are being made in the Foster 
Memorial church to observe Easter 
with our fourth Sunrise Servcie. On 
March 29 at 6:30 a. m. all Christians 
in this area are cordially invited to 
join with us there in glad thanksgiv- 
ing and praise that "He is risen. The 
Lord is risen indeed." 

William Lyon Phelps of Yale, who 
said: "I thoroughly believe in a uni- 
versity education for both men and 
women; but I believe a knowledge of 
the Bible without a college course is 
more valuable than a college course 
without the Bible." To which the sub- 
stance of another quotation may be 
added: If you are an immortal soul, 
and God has spoken in His Word, 
what - O Christian - is vour Bible do- 
ing there UNOPENED? 

On the subject of Missions, our pro- 
gram has included a film on the Mid- 
dle East secured by Dr. John Luke, 
and made available for a showing at 
a union (Fellowship Supper) service 
for the neighboring churches of Jeffer- 
son and West Jefferson - the latter be- 
in a the host church, Thursday, March 
19th. 



We are proud to report that Mary 
Ruth Wyatt of Laurel Springs has 
been named the 1959 Betty Crocker 
Homemaker of Tomorrow at Sparta 
high school. She received the highest 
score in a fifty minute written exami- 
nation on homemaking knowledge ynd 
attitudes taken by senior girls. Her 
paper will be entered in competition 
for the honor of state homemaker. 
The state winner receives a valuable 
prize and a fine trip. 

Mary Ruth is a very faithful mem- 
ber of Laurel Fork Sunday school 
serving as pianest and as a willing 
and capable substitute teacher when- 
ever needed. She plans to enter Mon- 
treat College this fall. 



HAROLD JONES HEAD 

OF GLADE VALLEY 



(Continued from pL"!e 1 , 

in Greensboro Mr. and Mrs. Jones 
moved to Florida where he servd b 
elder in his church and was very a - 
tive in boy scout work. There are two 
children in the Jones family, their 
daughter, Diane now in high school, 
and their son, Don, who is attending 
the Florida State University. 

Mr. Jones is a tall kindly appearing 
gentleman who loves outdoor life. The 
Ashe Presbyterian welcomes the Jones' 
in their new work and wish them 
God's blessings as thev labor in this 
important position as director of Glade 
Valley school. 

Home Furnishing 



Store 



Victor Clark 
Lansing, 



Worth Greer 
N. C. 



Easter Greetings from 

R-d Cross Pharmacy 

Medicines and Prescriptions 
10th Street North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Phone 03 



Joyous Easter Greetings to All 

The Bank Of North Wilkesboro 

Modern Banking in Modern Surroundings 
Friendly Service Since 1892 
Member of the Federal Deposit Corporation 
North Wilkesboro, 



North. Carolina 



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PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERlAlN 



MARCH, 1959 



R. T. Luke Gives 

Organ Recital 



On Feb. 22, at 4 p. m. R. T. Luke 
gave an organ recital in the Grace 
Lutheran church of Waynesboro, Va. 
Mr. Luke has been an organist and 
choir director for a number of years 
in Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. A. P. Guess, Jr. a soprano so- 
loist of Waynesboro. Va. assisted and 
rendered some beautiful, inspiration- 
al numbers. 

The new Grace Lutheran church 
was seated to capacity and a wonder- 
ful service of inspiration was enjoy- 
ed by all present. 

We are grateful to Mr. Luke, Mrs. 
Guess, and the members of the Grace 
Lutheran church for making this ser- 
vice possible. The free will offering 
was divided for the benefit of the new 
Lutheran church building and the 
Johnny Luke Memorial Center of 
Glendale Springs. 



Prayer Observed 

In Churches Here 



World Day of Praver. Friday, Feb. 
13 was observed in the Lansing chur- 
ch. The Methodists from Helton and 
Warrensvi'le and the Baptists from 
Warren ;vi!le joined in the service. 
Rev. Ralph Surrat and Rev. Wayne 
Billings assisted in leading in the ser- 
vice, prepared by the Christian Wo- 
men of Egypt. 



New Pews Are In 

Gillespie C h u r e h 



Because the Big Ridge church is not 
being used at present, the pews have 
b"=en loaned to the Gillespis church. 
This loan has been approved by the 
church extension committee of the 
Presbytery and 60 chairs have been 
put into the Big Ridge church to re- 
place the pews in case of funerals or 
emergency. 



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DR. JOSEPH K. CARTEIt 

Dr. C a r !". e r Vis lis 

At Lansing Sunday 

On Sunday, March 8, Dr. Joseph H. 
Carter, pre.ident of Lees-McRa; col- 
lege, has promised to preach in the 
Lansing church at 11:00 o'clock. Dr. 
Carter is remembered in Landing 
Christian Chautauqua ever held here. 
We anticipate his visit with real jcy 



Caudill - Walker 

Vows Exchanged 



On Sunday, December 21, Shu'lev 
Caudill and Jim Walker were united 
in marriage at the First Baptist church 
in Kernersville. The ceremony was 
performed by their pastor, Rev. Hom- 
er Good, and took place immediately 
following the morning worship ser- 
vice. The couple writ to Charleston, 
S. C, on their wedding trip. 

Mrs. Walker, a graduate of Mon- 
treat College, is a teacher in Kerners- 



Raptisms Held At 

Glendale Field 



Pamala Kay Tolley, the infant 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elaine 
Tolley, was baptised by Rev. J. W. 
Luke at the home of the grand par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tolley on Dec. 
28, 1958. The great grand parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Carl Sheets were also pres- 
ent. 

Mrs. Ed Miller of Laurel Springs, 
who had been received by the session 
cf the Laurel Fork church was bap- 
tised by the pastor on Sunday, Feb. 
I at th.3 evening service. 

ville high school. Mr. Walker is era- 
n'oved at the Hanes Mill in Winston- 
Salem. 

Shirley, a former member of Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian church, will 
rlways be remembered as one of our 
most faithful and capable young peo- 
ple. We sincerely wish God's richest 
blessings on the union of this fine 
Christian couple. 



Easter Greetings 



! Segraves Motor Co. I 



Auto Parts, Tires and 



Accessories 



Complete Auto Repair Shop 



Televisions 



Electrical Appliances 



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Phone 4711 



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Easter Greetings from 

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North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



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A Wish for a Happy Easter Season from 

Frank II. Crow Company 



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Wholesalers and Distributors f 

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Novelties — Notions | 

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MARCH, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



L a n s i n g Joins 

In Survey Plan 



With the February issue, Lansing is 
joining with Foster Memorial and 
Gillespie in putting the Presbyterian 
Survey into every member's home. 
This is going to be a real blessing 
to every family and to the life of our 
three churches. 



J. R. Smith Is 

Lansing V i s 1 i o r 



On Sunday, January 18, Rev. John 
R. Smith, Executive Secretary of Wins- 
ton-Salem Presbyt=rv. spent the day 
with us and preached in each of the 
three churches. It was an icy day but 
in each church he wa- warm'v wel- 
comed and gladly heard He moderated 
the congreational meetings to call 
the new Dastor. 

In Loving Memory 

Since the last paper was printed, 
Brother Curby Bare passed to hh re- 
ward into glory at the age of sixtv- 
six. He had b^en a member of the 
Ebenezer Presbvterian church for 
some time. The funeral services were 
held on Dec. 13, 1958 at the Ebenezer 
church. 

We express our late but heart f»lt 
sympathy to his familv. and hold him 
in our minds with loving memory. 



Easter Greetings from 



Ashe Motor Co. I 



Ford Service 



West Jefferson, 



N. C. j 



Did You Know? 



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 



That 75 million people in the Unit- 
ed States indulge in alcoholic bever- 
ages 

That 5 million of these people are 
alcoholics and 7 million are problem 
drinkers? 

That the American people in 1956 
spent 10 1-2 billion dollars for alco- 
holic beverages? 

That beverage alcohol is a contrib- 
uting factor in one-half of fatal high- 
way accidents? 

That our General Assembly has re- 
peatedly commended total abstinence 
to church members? 

That your example influence the 
lives of many people? 



Substitution 



The Glory Wav 

Now that the Christ is risen, 
Now with the darkness gone, 
The road lies out before us, 
Upward and on and on. 

There are his sandal footprints, 

'There is His form ahead, ' 

Straight and strong and compelling, j 

The Christ that they left as dead. ,, 

Nothing can dim His glory, } 

Nothing can stay His feet, j 

And countless are they who follow : 

Him down each lane and street. '' 

And I would be one among them, „ 

Along the glory way: ' 

I would arise and follow j 

The Risen Christ today. ,: 

(Grace Noll Crowell. Songs of Hope) j 



My Lord was bound and led away, 
A willing victim to the tree, 
That I, a helpless fettered slave, 
Might evermore be free. 

For me He wore a scarlet robe, 
While mocking Him they bowed the 

knee, 
That I might wear a garment white 
Through all eternitv. 

He wore for me a thorny crown 
Pressed down upon His sacred head. 
That I, defeated wretch, might wear 
A victor's crown instead. 

Thev smote His kingly face and brow 
With wicked hands they bruised Him 

there; 
That I, God's awful stroke of wrath 
Might never have to bear. 

Amazing thought; that God in flesh 
Would take my place and bear my sin; 
That I, a guiltv death-r'oomed soul, 
Eternal life might win! 



Pray do not find fault with the man 

who limps, 
Or stumbles along the road, 
Unless you have worn the shoes he 

wears, 
Or struggled beneath his load. 

There may be tacks in his shoes that 

hurt 
Though hidden away from view, 
Or the burden he bears, placed en 

your back, 
Might cause you to stumble, too. 

Don't sneer at the man whc's down 

today, 
Unless you have felt the blow 
That caused his fall, or felt the shame, 
That only the fallen know. 

You may be strong, but still the blows 

That were ihs, if dealt to you 

In the self same way at the self same 

time 
Might cause you to stumble, too. 

Don't be haish with the man who 

sins, 
Or pelt him with word or stone. 
Unless you are sure, yes, doubly sure, 
That you have no sins of your own. 

For, you know, perhaps if the tempt- 
er's voice 
Should whisper as soft to you, 
As it did to him when he went astray 
Y'would cause you to falter too! 

— From Ashe County Sprague Topics 



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Wishes for a Happy Easter from. 

Parker Tie Company 

"If you are building, see us." 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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A Wish for Easter Blessings to all our Friends 



Spainhonr , s 



Elkin and North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1959 



Glade Valley Head 

Retires Recently 

When Supt. E. S. Eldridge of Glade 
Valley school resigned on Dec. 31, 1958, 
the end of a long period of 42 years 
of service had closed. 

After enrolling at Glade Valley in 
1912, Mr. Eldridge completed the 
school and went to State College at 
Raleigh, N. C. After one year at State, 
he returned as a professor in the school 
in 1917. This same year he was united 
in marriage to Miss Clyde Bryan also 
a graduate of Glade Valley and daugh- 
ter of pioneer residents of Alleghany 
county. In two years Mr. Eldridge be- 
came the superintendent of the school 
which he managed successfully for 
forty years. Besides superintending 
the school, Mr. Eldridge managed the 
125 acre farm upon which Glade Val- 
ley is situated, giving many of the 
student farm work to pay their way. 

Much credit should also go to Mrs. 
Eldridge who not only raised a fine 
family of three children, but did the 
work of a dietician for a number of 
years. 

As Mr. Eldridge resigns from this 
life work to which he has given 42 
years, he leaves a thrifty, growing 
school. There are the new school 
buildings costing $500,000, new gym- 
nasium, new superintendent's home — 
a farm greatly improve^, additional 
new land which will be used for sum- 
mer camping for the Presbytery and 
many other improvements that might 
be mentioned. 

The Ashe Presbyterian would hearti- 
ly say to Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge, Con- 
gratulations! to you for years you have 
maintained a Christian boarding home, 
tor managing so successfully, and most 
of all for the influence of Christ that 
has flown through your lives to so 
many young people of the country- 
side. 



A Happy Easter to All 
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Baptisms Are Held Rev. T. I. Smith 

For New Members Speaks At School 



Mrs. Ed Miller having been receiv- 
ed by the session of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian church was baptized aft- 
er the evening service on Sunday, Feb. 
1 by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Luke. 

Miss Mary Ruth Wyatt, having pro- 
fessed Christ some time ago was re- 
ceived by the session of the Laurel 
Fork church and was baptized after 
the morning service of March 8. The 
Laurel Fork church welcomes these 
new members into their fellowship. 



fissions School 
field At Lansing 



During the Sunday nights in Febru- 
ary Lansing had a School of World 
Missions with three classes studying 
"The Middle East" Children - taught 
by Clara Shepherd, Yo-.mg People - 
taught by Walter Osborne, and Adults 
taught by Miss Kathryn Hunt. Certifi- 
cates were awarded for perfect attend- 
ance. 



Rev. Thomas I. Smith, the pastor 
at West Jefferson Presbyterian church 
held a weeks revival at Glade Valley 
school from Monday, Feb. 16 through 
Saturday, Feb. 21. 

There were about 14 students who 
made their profession in Christ dur- 
ing the meeting. Many others express- 
ed themselves by reconsecrating their 
lives to Christ. 

Many at Glade Valley have express- 
ed their appreciation of the spiritual 
blessings they received during this 
week of messages by Mr. Smith. 

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Glen dale Springs 

The young people at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian church are prac- 
ticing Easter music for Sunday school 
and the evening church service. R. T. 
Luke, who is an organist and choir 
director is leading the young people 
in preparation for their Easter music. 



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West Jefferson, N. C. 



Manse Occupied By v 

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On January 28-29 Miss Hunt moved ':' 

into the manse to stay until the new I 

pastor comes in September. » 

Looking forward to Mr. Stanley's i 
coming, the churches are planning 

improvements in the manse — new I 

kitchen sink and cabinets, new front | 
walk, etc. 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



VOLUME XLII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1959 



NUMBER 2 



Congratulat ions 
Graduates Of 
Schools, Colleges 

We wish to congratulate and to wish 
God's richest blessings on the young 
people in the Glendale Springs Field 
who are graduatnig from high school 
and college. 

Martha Rose Miller and Jean Mash 
are graduating from Montreat College 
and will teach next year at Jonesville, 
N. C. and High Point, N. C. respec- 
tively. 

The following are completing their 
high school education: 

Grace Caudill, Mary Ruth Wvatt, 
Bill Wingler, Billie Faye Combs, Ella 
Mae Miller, Joyce Dancy, Wanda Dar- 
nell, Betty Ann Atwood, Shirley Van- 
noy, Jerry Miller, Lucile Poe. 

Some of these young people are 
faithful members of our churches and 
others have been associated with var- 
ious church organizations at some 
time. 

Bible Schools 

Planned Here 



Mrs. Wade Rose and Miss Evelyn 
Acheson from Glendale Springs at- 
tended the Vacation Bible School In- 
stitute held at the Covenant Presby- 
terian Church in Winston-Salem on 
Saturday, May 16. 

The following summer Bible schools 
are scheduled in the Glendale Springs 
field: 

Glendale Springs — June 8-19; Beth- 
el and Millers — June 22- July 3; Laur- 
el Fork — August 3-14. 

A new feature will be added to the 
Glendale Springs school this year. All 
teenagers will meet for a special ses- 
sion from 7 to 9 o'clock for six nights. 
There will be organized recreation, a 
song service, Bible study, and a clos- 
ing decision service each night. It is 
hoped that this period of intensive 
Bible study and fellowship will lead 
to the organization of a youth fellow- 
ship which will meet every week be- 
ginning immediately at the .lose of 
this special week. 

Cashion Couple 

Has Anniversary 

We hear that our dear friends Mr. 
and Mrs. A. A. Cashion will celebrate 
th°ir fiftipfh wedding anniversary on 
Sundav, May 31. Mr. Cashion has been 
an outstanding layman in the North 
Wiik-^boro Presbyterian church and in 
the Winston-Sal em Presbytery. He is 
now Mayor of North Wilkesboro. We 
congratulate the Cashions, and our 
p-rayer i--. "f^od bless them on this hap- 
py occasion." 



$2,300.00 Needed To Complete 
Joliimy Luke Memorial Bui 



mg 



Since the March issue of the Ashe 
Presbyterian, the memorial funds have 
increased to $11,721.64. When we reach 
the goal of $14 000. we arc promised a 
challenge fund of $1,000. 

We lack $2,278.36 of getting this 
challenge fund. We hope to get the 
amount the next month, if at all pos- 
sible. However, the building commit- 
tee and elders of the Glendale Pres- 
byterian church voted to resume work 
the first part of June. The builder, 
Bert Dixon, has been contacted and 
work will begin sometime the first of 
June. 

We hope to have our challenge fund 
by then, yet we must show and pro- 



duce evidence of cash in the treasury 
of $14,000 before we can claim it. We 
must complete this building this sum- 
mer or the $8,000. worth of material 
on the grounds wi'I have a tendency 
to deterioate. 

The building committee which met 
in April voted to resume work the first 
of June in order to get material for 
the roof. 

Our thanks to R. T. Luke for three 
organ recitals in the interest of rais- 
ing funds for the memorial building. 
A little help now means a lot to this 
project. Our special thanks also to 
everyone who has been so generous 
in helping us by gifts and other work. 




R e v i v a 1 Pianne d 
At Gillespie For 
June 22 - July 3 



Concert Given 

At Laurel Fork 



Plans, hopes and prayers of the 
Gillespie Church are all directed to- 
ward a real revival in their church 
and community June 22 - July 3 when 
Rev. Denver S. Blevins will b° rar" n -h- 
ing each night backing up the Bible 
School effort in the day. 

This is Denver's home chur -'-> jnd 
his many friends and loved ones v.e 1 - 
come him back for the fir^t revival 
he has ever he'd here. One of the most 
outstanding young ministers of our 
church, Denver has heen written vx> 
in the Church Extension reading ^^o^■ 
this year — "Living Epistles" by Dr. 
Claude Pritchard. 



On April 24, ihe Glade Valley school 
choir gave a concert at Laurel Fork 
Church. The choir has received splen- 
did training under the talented and 
dedicated leadership of Edward John- 
son and the singing was truly inspir- 
ing. A happy time of fellowship fol- 
lowed the concert with the Laurel 
Fork ladies serving refreshments. 

Harold Jones, new superintendent 
at Glade Valley, was introduced by the 
pastor, Rev. J. W. Luke, and spoke 
briefly preceding the concert. Miss 
Anne Corry, dean of girls, was also 



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JUNE, 1959 




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The Ashe Presbyterian is proud of 
the records of the young men from 
our county and our churches that have 
b en called of the Lord to the gospel 
mini ;tr.v. We have letters from some 
of the?e m:n who have expressed their 
appreciation for what the Church Ex- 
tension churches hcve meant to th;m. 

DENVER BLEVINS 

Rev. Denver Blevins was raised near 
the Gillespie church in the upper part 
of Ashe county. He became a mem- 
ber of the Gillespie Presbyterian chur- 
ch and served well as a member since 
he professed Christ. Drnver went to 
a one room school and afterward com- 
pleted the Lansing high school. He 
completed the Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege, King College, and Union Theolog- 
ical S'minary. Has served in Wins- 
ton-Salem, Granville Presbyteries, and 



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Lansing, N. C. 



now is pastor of Neuse Forest Church 
in Albemarle Presbytery at New 
Bern, N. C. Denver has held several 
prominent places in the work of the 
Presbyterian Church. Those wh: are 
reading the book, "Living Epistles," Ly 
Dr. Claude Prichard, will find a won 
derful story of Denver i:i this beck. 

Here is a statement oy Denver of 
what the Church Extension work 
meant to him under which he was 
converted and trained. 

"The Gillespie Church gave me the 



first opportunity that I ever had to 
study God's word in Sunday School 

The Gillespie Church afforded iiie 
my first ana mast innuentiai Suncta> 
School Teacher in the person of Miss 
Catherine O'Neil. 

The Gillespie Church gave me the 
opportunity to hear the word of God 
expounded by some of the great min- 
isters of our church, including the late 
Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Dr. R. H. Stone, 
Rev. John Martin, Rev. Tohn D. Hen- 
derson, and many others. 

The Gillespie Church gave me the 
privilege of enjoying a beloved pastor 
in the person of Rev. R. H. Stone, who 
is truly a great shepherd of the peo- 
ple — and through my contact with 
him, I learned much which has serv- 
' Continued on page 3) 



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Home 

Funeral Service and 

Burial Service 

Phone 315i 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Wholesalers and Distributors 



Candy — Drugs — Hosiery — Paper Products — 8c 



Novelties — Notions 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



PRESBYTERIAN SALUTES 

ASHE COUNTY MEN 



(Continued from page 2) 
ed me well in my pastoral ministry. 

The Gillespie Church was an instru- 
ment in God's hands of bringing sal- 
vation to my entire family. 

The Gillespie Church enabled me to 
hear and to respond to God's call and 
into His ministry. 

These are but a few of the bless- 
ings which have come to me and be- 
cause of the Gillespie Church hut only 
the annals of Heaven can fully and 
adequately record the blessings of thi= 
church." 

DAWES GRAYEEYL 

Rev. Dawes Graybeal was ic^ed in 
the little town of Lansing. Ashe coun- 
ty and graduated at the Lansing high 
school. He went to college at Lee-Mc- 
Rae and King College where he grad- 
uated. He received his B 11. at Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. 
In li)55 Dawes wa- ordained in the 
Montview Church in the Winston- 
Salem Presbytery and is now serving 
his second pastorate at Sandy Ridge 
and Pine Hall Church. Dawes was mar- 
ried to Miss Libby Chapin of Lilling- 
ton, N. C. and has one child, Mary 
Jo. Dawes is the retiring moderator 
of Winston-Salem Presbytery meeting 
on May 5. 

The following statement by Dawes 
will show us hew much the church of 
Lansing meant to him. 

To me, the Lansing Church has al- 
ways been very special, and very 
sacred. Since I have been away from 
my home community, the Lansing 
church has been the best memory I 
have of anything in Ashe Countv. It 
is rather hard to pinpoint on spiritual 
realities. The church there means more 
to me than I can possibly express. 
However, let me give iust some of the 
things the Lansing Presbyterian Chur- 
ch has meant to me. 

First, the church meant Christian 
Education. I learned new and wonder- 
ful things from the very first dav I 
attended the beginner's class in Sun- 
day School. I believe I remember the 
first Sunday I went. Mrs. J. O. Blevins 
asked us questions from a little pink 
book, and told us the answers. "Who 
made you?" "God!" Little did I 

realize then what a tremendous truth 
was being revealed out of faith into 
faith. And now that I am a home 
mission pastor, I still believe that 
Christian Education may be the great- 
est need of rural people .even great- 
er than what some call conversion or 
religion. When I was a boy in Ashe 
County, the Presbyterian Churches 



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were the only churches really stressing 
Christian Education. 

Second, the church meant opportuni- 
ty. I had a chance to develop what 
talents I had in service for the church. 
This started in the Junior Choir and 
went right on up through the Pioneer 
group, finally leading into Senior-Hi 
work in the local church, and in the 
presbytery. To put it more graphically; 
I mowed the lawn; shoveled snow; 
dug mud out of the basement after a 
flood; cut Driars; trimmed trees; made 
posters; sang; spoke; helped in VBS 
at Gillespie and Foster Memorial, and 
Lansing; did work in the Sunday 
School; transported kids and what else? 
The church meant opportunity to ser- 
ve. (Would that everyone could learn 
that the church means to say it in 
certain terms hard work.) I en- 

joyed every minute of it too. 

Third, the church meant inspiration. 
I mean the "down to earth" kind. The 
Christian examples set by officers and 
pastors made me want to be like them. 
The sermons each Sunday helped me 
to see myself in the light of the gospel, 
so much so that the call to ministry 
was gradually and surely deeply stam- 
ped into my very personality. I could 
not get away from it. The overwhelm- 
ing positive evidence of the voice of 
God was more than all the excuses or 



escapes I could muster. It was all the 
more real because it was not sudden. 
It came so easily, so naturally, that 
my whole life was turned in that dire- 
ction, and no man could change it. Of 
course, I did not realize until after my 
ordination that such had been the case. 
The Lansing church was my greatest 
source of inspiration. 

JOHN T. BARE 

Rev. John T. Bare, Johnny Bare, as 
we know him around Glendale Springs 
and Big Ridge, was raised near the 
Big Ridge Presbyterian Church. He 
united with this church in 1949, and 
became an interested worker for the 
Lord in his church. Johnny graduated 
at Jefferson High School, Lees McRae, 
and King College. Having been called 
to the ministry he graduated in 1956 
from the Louisville Presbyterian Theo- 
logical Seminary. At the invitation of 
one of his professors, he took an ex- 
tended tour of the Holy Land and 
missions stations. He is now pastor in 
the Doak-Balcn Larger Parish, of the 
United Presbyterian Church U.S.A., 
Greenville, Tennessee. He has helped 
other important positions in his church 

A statement by Johnny Bare is in- 
teresting showing the influence of the 
Big Ridge Church on his life which 
church at one time was a very active 
Home Mission Church. 



West Jefferson, 



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Red Cross Pharmacy 

Medicines and Prescriptions 
Phone 93 10th Street North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Segraves Oil Company 

Esso Distributor 
Gasoline and Fuel Oil 



Phone 4717 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERlAlN 



JUNE, 1959 



Bible Schools In 
Lansing Planned 
For June - July 

Plans for Vacation Bible schools in 
the Lansing, Foster Memorial, and 
Gillespie Churches are working out 
in a marvelous way. The schedule has 
been set up as follows: 

Foster Memorial — June 8-19: Gill- 
espie — June 22-July 3; Lansing — 
July 6-17. 

Two girls are coming for the sum- 
mer — Janet Lyerly from the Cald- 
well Memorial Presbyterian Church of 
Charlotte, who plans to enter Mary- 
ville College next fall, and Betty Jenk- 
ins from Queens College. 

Miss Janet Robinson, beloved teach- 
er of Bible in Central High, in Char- 
lotte will be with the Lansing group 
one week, July 6-11, teaching Pioneers 
in the morning and Seniors at night. 

The Young People from the Glen- 
dale Springs field plan to join our 
group at night for this week of Youth 
emphasis. 

The offerings received during the 
three Bible Schools will be designed 
for putting a furnace into the manse. 



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W. J. Church Has 
Erected Board For 
Weekly Messages 



Bible School To 

Begin In June 



Since the last issue of the paper, the 
West Jefferson Church has had erect- 
ed a new announcement board facing 
the street. This — with its "Wayside 
Pulpit" message each week — we hope 
will constantly work its silent bene- 
fit. Who can measure the effect of such 
shafts entering the heart. — No case is 
hopeless while Jesus lives; Life begins 
at Calvary; The Christian is not called 
down to the grave, but up to the skies; 
He who created can new-create; and 
so on? 

Another inspiring benefit to all in 
the community is the carillon chimed 
hymns which play each Sabbath morn- 
ing for fifteen minutes from the chur- 
ch tower calling all to worship. This 
was begun at Easter. 



And now, the church looks forward 
to its Daily Vacation Bible School 
which will be held for the two weeks 
of June 15-26, the School picnic tak- 
ing place on the 26. A full complement 
of teachers is in readiness to go — Mrs. 
Bradley May and Mrs. Bill Mullis car- 
ing for the Nursery; the Beginners 
having Mrs. Paul Rumple and Mrs. 
George Hartsog; Primary, Mrs. Rex 
Morton and Mrs. Frank Barr; Juniors, 
Mrs. Dale Baldwin and Mrs. Thomas 
Smith; and the Intermediates being in- 
structed by Rev. Thomas Smith and 
Miss Nancy Barr. 



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Texas Gas and Haviline Oil 
Friendly Service 



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Burial Association 
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Keepsake Diamond Rings 

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JUNE, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

H. H Culler 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Miss Kathryn Hunt, 

Miss Evelyn Acheson 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 18%. 



God And Vacation 



Bv J. W. Luke 



I read somewhere- that a little child 
said as the family was getting ready 
to go on a vacation, ''Good-bye God, 
we are going on a vacation to Arkan- 
sas." People are as a rule not bold 
enough to say what the little child 
said in its simple manner, but many 
carelessly act that way c, vacations. 
Too often no provision is made for 
worship or Sunday School for the fam- 
ily as we leave home and travel. Too 
often people are not only careless 
about worship but are often tempted 
by a care free life to do those things 
they should not and they would not 
do in the presence of their home com- 
munity. 

I know of a family that plans to 
travel on their vacation. They plan to 
go to church on the way, and if they 
do not find a church at the morning 
hour of worship, they stop the car and 
the mother and father hold a little 
prayer service in the car on the side 
of the road. 

A Boy Scout Troop went out for a 
weekend camo some time ago. There 
was no provi-ion for a time of worship 
for the ^o'vs on Sunday. The scout 
leader drove back to town and at- 
tended service, but the boys were left 
in camp without provision for worship. 
0-.Q boy missed his morning Sundav 
P'hool and church service so much 
1h-t he went into a quiet place in the 
woods near the camp and had his own 
little prayers of worship with his God. 

Do you worship God when you are 
in the pre~"nr-e of hi? wonderful han- 
dy-work? When you park in some 
beauty spot on the mountains and look 
down upon the world below you and 
the peaks above vcu that seem almost 
to tou°h a beautiful sky, do you wor- 
ship God then? If you are down by 
the oc°an rnd wat~h the pounding surf 
upon the sands, do you worship God 
th=>n.? Too often these b r autv spot- are 
strewn with beer cans or whisky bot- 



tles, that show the mind often of the 
vacationist is not on worship but up- 
on something of much lower level. The 
beauty spots of nature should make 
a man's heart sing with joy as is ex- 
pressed in the 19th Psalm, 'The heav- 
ens declare the glory of God; and the 
firmament sheweth his handy-work." 

There was a man the Bible tells 
about, who tried to run off from God 
on a ship. He tried to go just as far 
as the boat would go, but he could 
not get away from the influence of 
Gcd. "In Him we live and move and 
have our being," "If I take the wings 
of the morning, and dwell in the utter- 
most parts of the sea; Even there shall 
thy hand lead me. and thy right hand 
shall hold me," "whether shal 1 . I flee 
from thy presence?" 

As we go on our vacations iet us 
not say, "Good-bve Gcd." but let us 
say, "God so with us. ' 

Those that live in the presence of 
God on th ir vacation will come back 
refreshed in body, mind and spirit. 



Radii Station Has 

Church Programs 



On Sunday, May 24. the church be- 
gan a radio ministry. The new radio 
station at West Jefferson, WKSK 
(1600 kc), which began its broadcast- 
ing will carry the worship services of 
the communities churches and som° of 
Jefferson's churches in rotation. The 
station will also broadcast dailv devo- 
tions, called "Moment^ of Meditation " 
"v°rv morning Monday through Fri- 
day at 8:45. In this latter, all the min- 
isters of the Ashe County Ministerial 
Association (Interdenominational) will 
take part. 

A n "lis Shaw Will 
Hold Revival Here 



Rev. Angus R. Shaw nastor of Seaple 
Memorial Church of Pulaski, Virginia, 
will hold a revival st Laurel Fork 
church from August 1 ~' through 28. We 
are lookine forward *^ a trulv Spirit- 
filled meetir.p for Mr Shaw has con- 
ducted some fine m."~ t: Tgs in the Glen- 
dale Springs Field in recent years. 



Ashe Student Is 
Spelling; Winner 



Congratulations to Doris Ann Cear- 
ley, age 13 of the J°ff°rson ei°ht grade 
for her victory at Winston-Salem in 
the Journal-Sentinel Sneliing Bee on 
Saturday, May 10. Doris Ann will rep- 
resent the State of North Carolina at 
n Kr--H(v— o Spelling Bee at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 



Films Shown By 

Johnnv T. Bare 



On Sunday night, May 31 the Rev. 
John T. Bare showed his pictures of 
Europe and the Holy Land taken dur- 
ing his recent trip there. "Johnny 
Bare" grew up in the Big Ridge chur- 
ch and is a valuable minister in the 
Doak-Balch parish in Greenville, Tenn. 
The Lansing church is proud to have 
him visit us. 

Caudill C o u p 1 e 

rried 73 Years 



Congratulations go out to Mr. and 
Mrs. George Caudill, of Glendale Spr- 
ings as they celebrated their seventy- 
fifth weading anniversary on May 23. 

Mr. Caudill is 95 years of age and 
Mrs. Caudill is 93, May God bless these 
dear people who have been faithful 
throughout the years of their lives and 
may they be blessed for the years that 
God will give them. 

Conference Dates 



Senior High Conference, June 21-27. 
Glade Valley school, director, Rev. 
Ralph Underwood, Winston-Salem. 

Synod's men conference, June f.6-28. 
Montreat, registrar, David R. Wilson 
P. O. Box 1536, Charlotte. 

Pioneer Camp, July 27-August i 
Camp Grier, Old Fort. Director, Rev. 
James Monroe, Route 7, president 
Manse, Winston-Salem. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1959 



Graduation Hekl At 
Glade Valley School 

The forty-ninth annual commence- 
ment was held at Glade Valley on May 
22. 

The graduates this year wen l.'jst 
Callahan, Billie Faye Combs, Barbara 
Holder, Cleve Maus, Ella Mae Miller, 
Marlene Moseley, Doris Pendry, Roy 
Saddler, Bill Wingler. Congratulations 
to each one, and our prayer is, "God 
richly bless you and keep you." 

The speaker for the graduation ad- 
dress was Mr. K. S. Keyes. President 
and chairman of the board of the 
Keyes Co. of Miami. Mr. Keyes gave a 
spendid address and very practical 
rules for success which were as fol- 
lows: Do the will of God, pray, study 
God's word, be humble, be a tither in 
your stewarship. First of all accept 
Jesus Christ as you Saviour. This dis- 
tinctive Christian message presented 
from one of the big business men of 
America was very refressing. 

Some of the outstanding parts of the 
program were the presentation of a 
beautiful picture to the school by Mrs. 
Hunter P. Dalton in behalf of the Wo- 
man's Advisory Board; Catechisms 
award by F. .B. Eldridge; presentation 
of awards by W. C. Thompson, prin- 
cipal; rendering of two beautiful 
choruses by the choir let by E. C. John- 
son; presentation of Bibles by E. C. 
Johnson and the presentation of diplo- 
mas by Superintendent Harold P. 
Jones. 

Bible Schools Are 
Being Planned Now 



Summer is coming in the mountain } 
and plans are being made for the Daily 
Vacation Bible Schools. Rev. Mr. Cul- 
ler who has the three churches, Jeffer- 
son, Low Gap. and Ebeno? e r in his ser- 
vice, is planning for Bible Schools in 
all of the';e churches. The dates are 
not as yet been set. 



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Recital Given By 

Richard T. Luke 



Presbyter^ 7 Met 
In North Wilkesboro 



Mr. R. T. Luke, organist from Chica- 
go, 111., now making his home at Glen- 
dale Springs, N. C. gave a recital at 
the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian 
Church on April 5 at 5 p. m. 

Others who assisted in the program 
were Miss Ellen Robinson, Mr. Lewis 
Vickery and Miss Mary Louise Cle- 
ments. Miss Robinson and Mr. Vickory 
rendered beautiful, inspiring solos, ac- 
companied by Miss Maiy Louise C:t 
ments. 

A wonderful offering was reft ved 
for the J. W. Luke, Jr. Memorial Build- 
ing. After the recital the men of the 
church served a delicious supper rook- 
ed and served by them. Thanks go 
out to the people of the North Wi'k- 
esboro Church for their wonderf il 
hospitality and splendid offering for 
the memorial. 

Sunday afternoon, April 19 at 5 p. 
m. was the date and time of another 
organ recital given by Mr. Luke. Thh 
recital was given in the Highland 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Sal- 
em, N. C. The recital consisted of high 
class sacred music by Mr. Luke and 
also two special solos by Mrs. Par- 
lier of WinstonlSalem, N. C. 

An offering was received for the 



A well attended meeting of Wins- 
ton-Salem Presbytery met and was en- 
tertained at the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church on May 5. 

The retiring moderator was Rev. 
Dawes Graybeal of Pine Hall, N. C. 
Rev. Dawes Graybeal is one of the 
young men who entered the ministry 
from the Lansing Presbyterian Church 
in Ashe County. We are proud of his 
good record as a minister of the Gospel. 

The new moderator was Dr. J. H. 
Whitmore of Thomasville, N. C, who 
did an excellent job as moderator at 
North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

The elders and ministers who at- 
tended the Presbytery will not forget 
the fine spirit of hospitality i.f Rev. 
Watt Cooper and his fine congrega- 
tion. 



benefit of the J. W. Luke, Jr. Memorial 
Building which is being erected. 

Many thanks go out to the pastor 
and congregation of the Highland 
Presbyterian church for their hospi- 
tality and gifts. 



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VOLUME XLII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1959 



NUMBER 3 







MSM 




ROOF NEEDED BEFORE COLD WEATHER to cover Johnny Luke, Jr. 
Memorial building. 



Roof Is Needed On Memorial 

Building Before Cold Weather 



Since the June issue of the Ashe 
Presbyterian, the foundation of the 
Memorial building has grown into a 
full grown structure. The workmen 
under the guidance of Bert Dixcn have 
done a wonderful job of masonry and 
carpentry work. 

As you can see by the picture, the 
building is ready for the roof. It is 
very important that we get this build- 
ing under cover before bad weather 
sets in. 

We have not quite reached our goal 
to receive our challenge fund of $1,000 
which a friend has promised. We need 
in round numbers about $1,500. At 
this critical time when we are trying 
to complete the roof, we are anxious 
to raise the needed $1,500. We must 
claim this challenge fund as soon as 
possible. 

Many thanks to all who have invest- 
ed in this building by their wonder- 
ful gifts. We hope and pray that the 
next issue of our paper will contain 
£; picture of the completed Memorial 
Building. 

Friends who have not done so and 
would like to contribute to this are 
urged to do so. 



Texts To Strengthen 

'"But now is Christ risen from the 
dead and become the first fruits of 
them that slept." 1 Cor. 15:20 

"But thanks be to God which giveth 
us the victorv through our Lord Jesus 
Christ" 1 Cor. 15:57 

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all 
the ends of the earth, for I am God 
and there is none else.*' Is. 45:22 

"But my God shall supply all your 
need according to his riches in glory 
by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19 

Dates To Remember 



The Presbytery of Winston -Sal em 
will meet at the Mocksville Presby- 
terian church on Sept. 22. We pray 
this will be a very spiritual and in- 
spirational session. 

The well planned leadership train- 
ing school will be held in the North 
Wilkesboro Presbyterian church at 
7:30 - 9:00 p. m. each night of Sept. 
20 through 23. Sunday School teach- 
ers and those interested in the admin- 
istration of Sunday Schools are espe- 
cially invited to come. 



Evelyn A c b e s o n 
Accepts Position 
In Hopewell, Va. 

Miss Evelyn Acbeson has been a be- 
loved worker in the Glendale Springs 
field for about 9 years. Miss Acheson 
came from Albany, Oregon and has 
been a valuable person among the 
scattered six churches of this field. 
Her many contacts with young peo- 
ple, boys and girls, and among the wo- 
men of the field will be missed great- 
ly. Miss Acheson was a splendid Bible 
teacher, and had a special talent for 
planning ahead. Many will miss her 
encouraging words and happy smile, 
as well as the consecrated work she 
went about doing. 

Miss Acheson goes to the West End 
Presbyterian church in Hopewell, Va., 
to teach in the Christian Day School of 
that church. She has promised to come 
back in the summer if possible and 
help voluntarily with Bible Schools 
if we will let her. 

Miss Acheson has many friends not 
only in this field of churches but 
throughout the whole county of Ashe 
and Wilkes. We wonder how we shall 
fill her place, in fact we know we can- 
not. We pray and wish Miss Acheson 
God's guidance and blessings in her 
new field of work, and may she come 
to see us soon. 

Glendale Springs 
Revival Scheduled 
For October 10-17 



The Glendale Springs Presbvterian 
church are looking forward to having 
Dr. R. H. Stone preach for them for a 
revival in October. The dates set are 
October 10-17. The Glendale church 
has asked Dr. Stone to preach for them 
several times, 'out this has been the 
only time convenient for Dr. Stone's 
busy schedule. We feel God will bless 
our meeting — we are praying for the 
outpouring of his Spirit. 



Young People Now 
Attending College 



Miss Ella Ma° Miller, Betty Fave 
Combs. Grace Caudill from the Glen- 
dale Springs church will register at 
Montreat College. Mary Ruth Wyatt 
of Laurel Fork church will also attend 
Montreat. 

Billy Wingler of the Bethel church 
will go to State at Raleigh, N. C 

Peggy Saultz of Glendale church and 
Paula Jean Wavne of Millers church 
will attend A. S. Teachers College at 
Boone, N. C. 

Martha Anne Miller will go to Con- 
verse College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

May God bless each one with a suc- 
cessful year. 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

H. H Culler 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Miss Kathryn Hunt, 

Miss Evelyn Acheson 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 18%. 



EXTENSION rOLlCY OF 
HENRY BELK 



One of the most successful business 

men of N. C. was the late Henry Belk, 
the prince merchant of the south. Mr. 
Belk's stores are known far and wide 
in many states throughout the south 
land. What brought about the wonder- 
ful expansion of the Belk's Depart- 
ment Stores? The wisdom of Mr. 
Henry Belk was at the bottom of this 
whole affair 

In thinking of the wisdom of Mr. 
Belk in the development of his stores, 
we see within him a vision much great- 
er than most men. Mr. Belk also had 
his ideas of how the church should 
be extended and developed. I found 
this out one day when visiting him 
in his store office in Charlotte, N. C. 
Mr. Belk was a very friendly m?n and 
was especially patient with a minister 
when they came in to see him. In one 
of my visits to Mr. Belk he got on the 
subject of how he believed the Pres- 
byterian Church should be developed 
and the policy that should be used in 
extending the church. This is what he 
said. 

"Several years ago we organized a 
church at Monroe, N. C. and struggled 
along for a number of years. It seem- 
ed the church would not grow and we 
had a hard time of it. Finally we got 
a county missionary (what we would 
call today a church extension worker) 
who worked back up in the country 
around Monroe. After a few years the 
Presbyterian Church began to grow. It 
began to feed upon the people from 
the country who were touched by the 
county missionary." 

Mr. Belk was a firm believer in 
evangelizing the people back in the 
country, for he knew they would pro- 
duce the future members of the town 
churches. The problem of the city 
church to day is to keep the little 
scattered country churches intact. The 
little churches scattered back en the 
cross roads and small settlements are 
like a line of small forts fortifying 
the larger churches of the cities. 

As one who has served the small 




OUT-DOOR BIBLE SCHOOL classes were held at Laurel Ford church 
due to lack of space. 



Out Of Door Classes 
Held For Bible School 



Many of our Bible school and Sun- 
day School classes are held out of 
doors as it is impossible to t o a n h in a 
one room church here where three or 
four other classes are workin". The 
picture shows a class at Laurel Fork 
church ho'ding their session on the 
outside of the church. Laurel Fork 
hopes to build some Sunday School 
class rooms soon. They are raising 
money for this purpose, and cutting 
timber. We hope to have an addition 
to the church completed this fall. 

The Laurel Fork women are selling 

country churches of the mountains for 
over 30 years, I can say that Mr. Belk's 
policy of evangelizing and building the 
country churches is a good one. I my- 
self have seen hundreds of people who 
wore touched by the little churches of 
the country go to the cities and to the 
city churches. 

The small country church may rot 
show great growth, but it is the mill 
that is producing and sending its pro- 
duct out to oihers. 

How sound Mr. Bolk's policies have 
proved to be in business, and just as 
wi e is hh policy for church exten- 
sion. He said, "Put a County Mission- 
ary to work back in the country and 
you will build up your town and city 
churches." 

Mr. Belk believed so much in this 
policy that he established a fund in 
memory of his brother, to help buy 
brick for the little churches of the 
country side, and many a small chur- 
ch has profited by this wonderful 
fund. Lets continue to put those men 
to work back in the country, its worth- 
while in the development of the King- 
dom of the Lord Jesus Christ. 



Bible Schools Were 
Highly Successful 

The three Bible schools in the Gil- 
lespie. Fo-ter Memorial and Lansing 
churches this summer exceeded even 
the highest dreams and plans. 

Two lovely girls spent the summer 
with us and tau?ht our children. Miss 
Janet Lyerly from Charlotte, and 
Jenks Jenkins from Wi'mington. Two 
other fine girls could stav with us for 
only two weeks. J^ne Griffith of Char- 
T otte, who taught the kindergarten 
class in the Gillespie church and Anita 
from Charlotte, who taught the kind- 
ergarten class in the Foster Memorial 
church. 

We are grateful to these fine young 
people for sharing their time and work 
with us. 

Foster Memorial had 58 enrolled, 
average attendance of 46 and 33 per- 
fect attendance; Gillespie had 72 en- 
rolled, 53 average attendance and 2ts 
perfect attendance; Lansing had 93 en- 
rolled, average attendance of 58 and 
47 perfect attendance. 



Iii Loving Memory 

Mrs. Van Blevins Riffle, a good 
neighbor of the Glendale Springs 
community, and a member of the 
Episcopal church. May God bless and 
comfort her loved ones. 



eld clothing for this purpose. They are 
also washing and selling rags to the 
Ore Knob Copper Mine to be used for 
the men to use for waste for cleaning 
their hands. 

At present they have saved up about 
$1,600 for this purpose and hope to 
secure more before they begin the 
work. 



SEPTEMBER, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Party Civen For 

Miss E. Acheson 



The home of Delmer Wade Rose was 
the happv setting for a party given in 
honor of Miss Evelyn Acheson. The 
Glendale Springs Young People held 
this party in complete to surprise to 
Miss Acheson. Jt was held on Satur- 
day evening, August 15 at 7:30 p. m. 
Many of the young people of the Glen- 
dale Springs church were present and 
furnished refreshments. Mr. Dave 
Smiley held a program of this is your 
life in which he featured Miss Ache- 
son's life. 

Miss Acheson has been engaged to 
teach in the West End Presbyterian 
church school to which position she 
will go about the first of September. 
This church is located in Hopewell, 
Va. 

The people of the Glendale Springs 
will miss Miss Acheson as well as the 
whole field of churches. However Miss 
Acheson says she will visit us during 
summer months and help us with 
Bible Schools. We are glad to hear 
this and look forward to her visits. 
Miss Acheson has done a fine con- 
secrated work in the Glendale field of 
churches. May God richly bless her as 
she takes up her new position. 

The young people presented Miss 
Acheson with appropriate gifts to 
show their affection and appreciation 
of her service with them. 

Congratulations To 
Mr. And Mrs. Rose 



The Centennial celebration for Al- 
leghany county was well attended and 
we would like to congratulate Deacon 
and Mrs. Arthur Rose of Glendale Spr- 
ings on having a granddaughters as 
que^n of the Centennial. 

Miss Betty Dolinger was crowned 
by Governor Luther Hodges at Spar- 
ta after heing elected queen of the 
Centennial 

Revival Held At 
Bethel C li u r c h 



The people of the Bethel community 
have enjoyed the preaching of Rev. 
Carl Wilson, of Piney Flats. Tenn. Mr. 
Wilson is pastor of New Bethel, Pin- 
ey Plats, and a chapel near Johnson 
City, Tenn. 

The revival at Bethel church ex 
tended from Aug. 29 through Sept. 6. 
There were many who reconsecrated 
themselves to the Lord, and Mrs. 
Lucille Shepherd united with 'he 
Bethel church by profession of her 
faith. 
I In spite of teriffic rains which 



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FORMER CITIZEN, Rev. W. D. Car- 
ty writes about work. 

Message Received 
From Former Citizen 



Rev. W. D. Carty was raised at Lan- 
sing, N. C. and became a Christian in 
the Lansing Presbyterian church. He 
is now serving as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian church at Antlers, Okla. 

We received a picture and also a 
statement of what the Lansing Pres- 

brought the creeks out of their banks 
and over the bridges, the crowds were 
very good. 

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byterian church and church extension 
work of Ashe county did for him. 

Our last issue of the Ashe Presby- 
terian gave three pictures and state- 
ments of three of cur young men who 
went into the ministry from Ashe 
county. In this issue we have the pic- 
ture and a statement of what the chur- 
ch has meant to Rev. W. D. Carty, 
another one of our boys from Ashe. 

A church is constituted of people. 
It is probably the individual who af- 
fects the lives of other individuals that 
mean the most in the long run. I re- 
call the period before 1929 in the his- 
tory of the church as very meaning- 
ful, that is the building of the present 
church building. There were two peo- 
ple who made a marked impression in 
my life then. They were Miss Myrtle 
Williamson and the Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Afterwards, I recall the association 
with Mr. Victor Clark in our Junior 
Sunday School class for boys. Mr. 
Clark impressed me not only only as 
a teacher, but as a man and an Elder 
in the church. 

Again, the Rev. Carl Starke, who 
assisted me in entering King College 
in 1940. If he had not taken me to 
Bristol and introduced me to the Col- 
lege and placed me on their doorstep, 
so to speak, I have wondered if I 
should have ever been able to go to 
school at all. To him I owe, a great 
deal. 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1959 



Miss Hunt In Stokes 
And Surrv Field 



Miss Katheryn Hunt, who has been 
so faithfully serving in the Lansing 
field of churches that has been without 
pastor for some time, has been shifted 
to the Stokes and Surry field. Rev. and 
Mrs. John Stanley will now be locat- 
ed in the manse at Lansing and will 
take up much of the work that Miss 
Hunt did while in the Lansing field. 

Miss Hunt will be missed greatly in 
this field as she has been a faithful 
worker in Ashe county for a number 
of years. The people not only of the 
Lansing area, but many others of Ashe 
county send their wishes and prayers 
with her in the new field she is now 
serving. Her address will be Miss 
Kathryn Hunt, Francisco, N. C. 

Former 4she Boy 
Holds Revival Here 



Rev. Denver S. Blevins spent a week 
in the Gillespie community preaching 
in special revival services at the chur- 
ch. Interested and attentive congrega- 
tions heard Denver and were blessed 
and inspired by his winsome presen- 
tation of the Great Story of Redemp- 
tive Love. Denver made himself one 
of the community, visiting homes and 
transporting children to the Bible 
school being conducted at that time. 
The visiting minister also spoke on the 
Ashe county radio station, WKSK. 
Denver is becoming one of the iut- 
standing young ministers of the Pres- 
byterian church, and Ashe county is 
proud of the fine record he is mak- 
ing, we say God bless him. 



Young People Help 
With Bible School 



In June a splendid Bible school was 
conducted in the Jefferson Presby- 
terian church Miss Doris Woodie con- 
ducted the Bible school assisted by 
Rev. H. H. Culier, Brinria Jones, Jud'v 
Bowers, and Violet Culler. The Bible 
school was well attended and it was 
conducted mostly by the young peo- 
ple of the church with Mr. Culler's 
assistance. 



In Loving Memory 



Colonel Judge Miller of ^oloni^l 
Heights, Va. Faithful attendant of 
Ebenezer Presbyterian church, and 
faithful member of the Highland Meth- 
odist church of Colonial Heights, Va. 

V/e offer our prayers and deep sym- 
pathy for the loved ones. 

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&: Feed Store 



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Stone Chapel Is 
Attend Camp Sold For $1,835. 



Lansing Youth 



Four Pioneers from the Lansing 
field attended the Pioneer Camp at 
Camp Greer this summer. Two from 
Gillespie church were Becky Ham and 
Larry Roland, arid Nancy Campbell 
and Eddie Paisley represented the 
Lansing church. Miss Katheryn Hunt 
went as counselor. 

Since the broadcasting of the morn- 
ing service on the fifth Sundays, a pro- 
ject which had been planned for some 
time came to the front. This was the 
purchase of an organ for the church. 
A beautiful Hammond electric organ 
has now been purchased, made pos- 
sible by the generous gifts of the peo- 
ple. The services of the church are now 
made very worshipful by the addition 
of this new musical instrument. 

Mash & Bare Married 



The home of Mr .and Mrs. Earnest 
Bare was the setting for a beautiful 
marriage ceremony. On June 13th at 
2 p. m. Carl Marsh and Peggy Bare 
were united in marriage. The home 
was appropriately decorated with flow- 
ers, and many beautiful gifts were 
presented to the bride. 

As Carl and Peggy are two of our 
Glendale Springs young people, many 
neighbors and relatives attended the 



On Aug. 5 the Stone Chapel was 
sold at auction. The Stone Chapel 
north of Gillespie church toward the 
Virginia line. The Chapel was sold by 
the authority of the Presbytery for 
$1,825. $300 of this is being sent to 
Presbytery for the building fund, $50. 
is being used to paint the Gillespie 
church, and the rest is being spent in 
repairing and improving the manse 
used by the three churches in the Lan- 
sing field. 

Stone Chapel was built by Dr. R. 
H. Stone and named in honor of him. 
It has filled a reed and enjoyed a 
period of usefulness, but has not been 
in use for several years because of 
shifting population. 

ceremony, which was conducted by 
Rev. J. W. Luke. We wish ai.d pray 
that God will richly bless these young 
people in making a home of their own. 



Ray H. Clark 

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Lansing, N. C. 

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Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 
Dial 3161 West Jefferson, N. C. 



Compliments of 

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West Jefferson, North Carolina 

Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

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SEPTEMBER, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Stanley Couple At 
Lansing C li n r c h 



On Sept. 2 R?v. and Mrs. John B. 
Stanley arrived at the Lansing Manse, 
where Mr. Stanley will be the pastor 
of the Lansing field, consisting of Gil- 
lespie, Foster Memorial and Lansing 
Presbyterian churches. 

Mr. Stanley, who was featured in 
the March issue of the paper, comes 
from Conway, S. C. and graduated at 
Clemsen College, specializing in dairy- 
ing. He served two years in the Air 
Force, was one year assistant pastor 
in the First Church of Staunton, Va. 
He graduated at Union Theological 
Seminary. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley are bride and 
groom, the wedding being performed 
on Aug. 21, 1959 at McCormick, S. C. 
where her home is. Mrs. Stanley was 
formerly Miss Margaret Gettys the 
daughter of Dr. E. F. Gettys who is a 
Presbyterian minister. She graduated 
at Winthrop College with B. A. de- 
gree in religeous education in June, 
1959. 

The people of Ashe county welcome 
Rev. John Stanley and his bride into 
our midst. The people of the Presby- 
terian Churches are looking forward 
to meeting this fine young couple de- 
dicated to our Lord's work in this 
county. 

Radio - Ministry 

Now In County 

Since a radio station has been set 
up in Ashe county, the gospel is now 
being broadcast to the countryside. 
This summer has seen the establish- 
ment of a regular radio-ministry from 
the West Jefferson Presbyterian chur- 
ch. Every fifth Sunday this church 
takes its turn in broadcasting the 
morning service at 1 1 o'clock over 
station WKSK (1600 kc). 

Lansing Field Is 
Making Improvements 

In planning for the coming on Sept. 
2 of Margaret and John Stanley, the 
churches in the Lansing field are mak- 
ing some improvements in the manse. 
A new concrete walk has been laid by 
Clarence Stansberry, Ray Blevins, 
Charles and Walter Campbell. New 
cabinets are being installed in the 
kitchen and new furnace in the base- 
ment to heat the house. The house is 
also being brightened up by painting. 
Every one is very anxious to make 
the Stanleys feel at home and are 
looking forward to their arrival with 
great aniticipation. 



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MRS. JOHN B. STANLEY 

Rev. Hassell Boyce 
Helped At Ebenezer 



Rev. Hassell Boyce, whom we all 
know in the Ebenezer community is 
the husband of Emaline Farrington. 
Mr. Boyce is a Baptist minister from 
Stewardstown, Penn. The services last- 
ed from July 6 through 1(3, and were 
well attended. The people of the Eben- 



At Glade Valley 



The Glade Valley school opened 
with overflowing registration for the 
new term of 1959-60. Many were turn- 
ed away for there was not enough 
room. Some signed up for next year. 
This year the students number 78. 

The new superintendent of Glade 
Valley, Mr. H. P. Jones announced the 
addition of three new teachers to the 
staff. Mrs. Margaret Mauean will teach 
English, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. 
Guiton will teach, help in office, and 
take care of the physical education 
program. Glade Valley should have a 
very good basketball team this year 
under the coaching of Mr. Guiton. 

The students who will attend Glade 
Valley from the Glendale Springs 
field are the following: Connie Cen- 
ter, Loyd Harless, Maxine and Loraine 
Roten, Pauline Shepherd, Patsy Combs 
and Jerry Caudill. 

ezer church appreciate the effort giv- 
en by Hassell in this meeting, and 
wish him God's blessings in his work. 

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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1959 



Bible Schools Held In Glendale 
Field: Classes Overflow Churches 



The Bible Schools in the Glendale 
Springs Field were well planned by- 
Miss Evelyn Acheson who always does 
a good job in this line. 

There were three Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools held in this field this 
year which also brought in children 
from Peak Creek and Millers churches. 
These Bible Schools were held at the 
Glendale Springs, the Laurel Fork and 
Bethel Churches. Many thanks go to 
the voluntary workers that made the 
schools possible. The attendance was 
large, and classes were held out of 
doors when it did not rain because 
of such close quarters and lack of 
room in the church buildings. 

This school was a very successful 
one as you can see by the attendance 
record which was 132. A unique feat- 
ure of this Bible School was the night 
meetings for the young people. The 
morning ssssion were attended by the 
children. The young people met for 
one week while the children met for 
ten days. 

The evening services were conduct- 
ed by the young people themselves di- 
rected by Miss Evelyn Acheson. De- 
votionals were conducted by tiia young 
people and a Bible Study was given 
by Miss Acheson. Dave Smiley was 
the song leader each night. 

The teachers for the school were the 
following: Mrs. H. Bare, Mrs. Wade 
Rose, Martha Rose Miller, Joanne Neal, 
Mrs. Frank Baker. Peggy Jo Miller, 
Linda Shepherd. Evelyn Acheson, and 
Rev. J. W. Luke. 

The recreation program consisted of 
volley ball, soft ball, and ring games 
for the children. 

The Bethel Church in the Glendale 
Springs Field is in Wilkes Countv, 
near Vannoy Post Office as some of 
our readers may not know. 

A splendid Vacation School was 
held there organized by Miss Ache- 
son. The total enrollment was 71. Vol- 
ley Ball and other games consisted 
the recreation. Three classes met out 
of doors when it did not rain, as it is 
very hard to hold four classes in a 
one room church. 

The following faithful teachers and 
substitutes made the school possible: 
Katbern Shepherd, Kav Wavne, Linda 
Sheph-rd, Grace Caudill, Bill Wing- 
ler L Audry Shepherd, Barbara Huff- 



man, Mrs. Everett Wyatt, Wade Rose, 
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke, and Miss 
Evelyn Acheson. 

Laurel Fork church had a larger 
enrollment than usual which was 61. 
Two classes met out of doors on ac- 
count of crowded conditions in the 
small church. 

Volley ball was the chief recreation 
among the older classes and ring gam- 
es were held for the smaller children. 
Refreshments were served each by the 
mothers consisting of cookies and a 
drink. A nice picnic was held at the 
close of the Bible school. Watermel- 
lon was served as a special treat. 

The faithful teachers were as fol- 



Special Services 

Held At Low Gap 

Special revival services were held 
at Low Gap Presbyterian church by 
Rev. H. H. Culler. These services were 
held the last of July and many peo- 
ple were strengthened spiritually by 
them. 

lows: Evelyn Acheson, Peggy Jo Mil- 
ler, Connie Lee Senter, Martha Rose 
Miller, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke. 

Glendale Springs had 133 enroll- 
ment with 88 average attendance and 
72 perfect attendance; Bethel had 71 
enrollment, 43 average daily attend- 
ance and 31 perfect attendance; Laurel 
Ford had 69 enrollment, 47 average 
attendance and 25 perfect attendance. 



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VOLUME XLII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC, 1959 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 




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ROOF IS ON MEMORIAL BUILDING, this picture shows 
work to date on the memorial building. It is hoped that it can 
be completed at an early date. 



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bank God! The Roof Is On 

Johnny Luke Memorial Bldg. 



At this Thanksgiving Season we can 
thank God for blessing us in construc- 
tion of the Memorial Building. The 
work on the building went along 
smoothly under the skillful direction 
of Bert Dixon and his crew of men, 
whose picture is in this paper. The 
first voluntary load of material, gravel 
for cement work, was hauled by the 
Joines Twins, Boy Scouts James and 
Robert Joines of Wilbar, N. C. Their 
1 ictures appear in this paper. 

The construction of this building h^s 
heen done with some small debts for 
material yet to be paid. The Treasurer, 
Mr. Delmer Rose, states there are 
funds available to pay off these in the 
next month or two. We are very 
thankful to all who have backed us 
up with their gifts from far and wide. 
The cooperation and generosity of 
many friends have left a warm spot 
(Continued on page 2) 



Idle 



Land Will 

Be Sold Soon 



Since starting the Memorial build- 
ing, the Glendale Springs church has 
bought two extra acres of land. In due 
of this fact the Presbytery has autho- 
rized the session to sell off about 2 1-2 
acres of idle land which lays beyond 
the manse and is not in use. This land 
is ideal for building purposes and con- 
sists of small open field with wood", 
and stream behind it. The money ac- 
quired bv the sale of this iand will be 
used to help complete the details on 
the inside of the Memorial Building. 
Any one interested in buying a con- 
venient location can contact any of 
the session of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian church, or J. W. Luke. 



John B. Stanley 
Ordained And 
Installed Here 



John B. Stanley, who graduated from 
Union TheoVgical Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Virginia last May, was ordain- 
ed to the Gospel Ministry on October 
18 at 3:00 p. m. in the Lansing Pres- 
byterian church. 

At this same service Mr. Stanley was 
installed as minister of Lansing, Gilles- 
pie, and Foster Memorial Presbyterian 
churches. 

Presiding at the service was Rev. 
Mr. Dawes B. Graybeal, minister of 
Pine Hall and a former member of the 
Lansing Presbyterian church. 

The sermon was preached by Dr. E. 
F. Gettys, a Presbyterian minister from 
McCormick, South Carolina, who is the 
father-in-law of Mr. Stanley. 

Dr. John W. Luke, Presbyterian 
minister of Glendale Springs, offered 
the main prayer. Dr. R. H. Stone, un- 
der whose leadership the Lansing, 
Gillespie, and Foster Memorial Pres- 
byterian churches were founded, de- 
livered the charge to Mr. Stanley. The 
charge to the congregation was de- 
livered by Conley Thompson, an elder 
at the Gillespie church and a resident 
of the Sturgills community. 

Other members of the commission 
v/ere the Rev. Thomas I. Smith, pastor 
of the West Jefferson Presbyterian 
church and the Rev. Watt M. Cooper, 
pastor of the North Wilkesboro Pres- 
byterian church. 

Dr. Sione At 

Glendale Meet 



Many of the friends of Rev. R. H. 
Stone enioved the revival services held 
at Glendale Snrings Presbyterian chur- 
ch. The services were conducted be- 
ginning Sunday, October 11 through 
the 18. 

Each night of the services the church 
was well filled except for one very 
foggy evening. During the services Dr. 
Stone was guest to many people of the 
community for lunches and dinners. 

Everv one who att~nded the service 
were strengthened by the splendid 
SDiritual messages given by Dr. Stone. 
There were many who reconsecrated 
their lives to Christ in this meeting 
and four professed Christ and are wel- 
comed into the fellowship of the chur- 
ch. Tho^e who are received are Laurie 
Bare, Chris Bare, Larry Miller and 
Georgy Faw. 



e On Earth Peace And Goodwill Toward Men" 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. H. H. Culler 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N. C, under Act of 
March 3, 1878. 



Former Workers 

Send Greetings 



Cheerful Stewards 



CHRISTMAS EDITORIAL 

"Is The Tim Still 
Too Crowded?" 



John B. Stanley 



Though Christmas is the Birthday of 
Christ, the tendency of our time is to 
simply and quietly ignore Him as we 
enjoy all the "extras" of the season. 
May be it is unfair to say this is true 
of Christians, but it Is well to realize 
that this is the secular tendency 
against which we must fight. 

Christmas is filled with so many in- 
teresting and exciting things — who 
has time to think of Christ! There's 
Santa who comes at Christmas time 
with all the toys. There's the Christ- 
mas tree all packed around with gifts 
and shining with tinsel and colored 
lights. There's fruitcake and ambrosia 
and all the loved ones and friends who 
come to share the Christmas dinner. 
Christmas is fine enough as it is — 
why do we want to confuse it with 
Christ? 

This is the clanger we are facing. We 
need to be careful lest we ignore 
Christ to the extent that He is push- 
ed completely out of the picture be- 
cause we don't have time, room for 
him at our house. This is what happen- 
ed on the night of Christ's birth. Con- 
ditions were so crowded at the inn of 
Bethlehem that here was no room for 
Mary and Christ who was to be born 
that night. 

But not everyone was too busy that 
first Christmas to pay the proper re- 
gard to the Chris tchild Luke tells of 
several who observed that first Christ- 
mas in the right manner. Luke tells us 
That shepherds came to visit Christ and 
then returned glorifying and praising 
God for all 1he things they had seen 
and heard. Also Luke tells us that wise 
men came to visit Christ that first 
Christmas. They fell down and wor- 
shipped Him and presented gifts unto 
Him. Luke tells us, too, of how Mary, 



Dear Friends: 

At this Christmas Season, I want to 
send my warmest greetings to all my 
friends in the Glendale Springs Field. 
You will always have a place in my 
heart and I truly miss you. 

On this birthday of our Saviour, may 
vcur hearts reioice that you belong to 
Him. 

I covet for each of you an abiding 
assurance of the near and precious 
presence of our Lord with you now 
and throughout the coming year. 
Evelyn Acheson. 

Christmas greetings to my beloved 
friends in Ashe: 

How I miss you! Everyday since I 
left, you have been in my thoughts 
and prayers. How joyously I am hear- 
ing news of your progress! 

And for your Christmas and the 
year ahead — he*-e are my prayers 
for your happiness, peace, and growth 
in His grace. 

Kathryn Hunt. 



Lansing Youth 



Elect Officers 



The new officers for the Lansing 
Youth Fellowship are Betsy Jones, 
president: Tommy Gentry, secretary; 
Pat Eastridge, treasurer; and Jason 
Ring, program chairman. The new 
commission chairmen are Margaret 
Patton. Judy Miller. Dalton Barker, 
Billy Kline, and Rose Mary Baldwin. 
Installation of these officers was on 
December 2nd. 

This new council along with other 
members of the Fellowshio attended 
the Fall Rallv at Mocksville on Nov- 
ember 22nd. Plans are underway for a 
Fellow-hip retreat to be held on Jan- 
uary 8th and 9th to give further train- 
ing to this new council. 

The Youth Fallow ;;hir> meets each 
Wednesday night at 7:00 for its pro- 
gram. Then, each Friday night at 7:00 
1he Lansing Junior League meets. 
This Junior League is for those of 10 
to 13 years of age. 

The Youth Fellowship and Junior 
are presently at work on a Christmas 
Pageant, "Arise, Thy Light Is Come," 
to be presented just before Christmas 
at the three churches in the Lansing 
Field. 



the mother of Jesus, reacted at the 
first Christmas. She said nothing at 
His birth that is recorded in Scripture, 
but we are told that she kept all these 
great events locked in her heart where 
she pondered them 

Let us not be like the inn keeper 
who was too busy and too crowded to 
find room for Christ at Christmas. 
Rather, let us spend this Christmas in 
a manner similar to those who on the 
first Christmas, worshipped, gave 
thanks, and meditated upon the won- 
derful events of that time. 



"Every man according as he pur- 
poseth in his heart, so let him give; 
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for 
God loveth a cheerful giver." 

At this period of the year most 
every church is stressing stewardship. 
Each church is or has carried out per- 
haps their every member canvass to 
build a firm financial foundation for 
their church. We trust every one has 
caught the spirit of the text above — 
give and plan to give not grudgingly 
but of a wonderful cheerful coopera- 
tive spirit which the Lord loves. 

A scripture and a poem or two and 
this article is ended. "And the Lord 
spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto 
the children of Israel, that they bring 
me an offering: of every man that 
giveth willingly with his heart ye shall 
take an offering." Ex. 25:1-2. 

"I have showed you all things, how 
that so laboring ye ought to support 
the weak, and to remember the words 
of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is 
more blessed to give than to receive." 
Acts 20:35. 

Here is a little verse T cut out of a 
Baptist paper — if the Baptist can ap- 
preciate it so should we Presbyterians: 

DEAD WEIGHT 

"I've been a dead weight many years, 

Around the church's neck 
I've let the others carry me, 

And always pay the check. 
I've had my name upon the tolls, 

For years and years gone by; 
I've criticized and grumbled too; 

Nothing could satisfy." 

"I've been a dead weight long enough, 

Upon the church's back. 
Beginning now. I'm going to take 

A wholly different track. 
I'm going to pray and pay and work, 

And carry loads instead: 
And not have others carry me 

Like people do the dead. — Anon 

PRAYER 

"Take our silver and our gold; Not 
a mite would we withheld. Take our 
love; O Lord, we pour at thy feet its 
treasure store Take ourselves, and we 
shall be, ever, onlv, all for Thee. 

-Amen." 

ROOF IS NOW ON 

MEMORIAL BUILDING 

(continued from page 1) 
in all of our hearts. 

Other inside details of this building 
can be completed at more leisure time 
as we secure the money to do so. Win- 
dow panes, floors, water system com- 
pletion, lights, heating system, and 
other details on the inside can be fin- 
ished in the building as we are now 
out of the weather. We are planning to> 
use the building this winter in a limit- 
ed way. As we pass through the 
Thanksgiving and approach th° Christ- 
mas Season, we can thank our God 
and rejoice in having a building which 
is dedicated to the Glory of God and! 
his Son. 



ngrgMBER, 1959 



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More Improvements 
Made At Lansing 



Since the last issue of the Ashe Pres- 
byterian, a number of new improve- 
ments have been made to the Lansing 
manse. A fireplace mantle has been 
installed in '.he living room, greatly 
improving the beautv of that room A 
tub has been installed in the upstairs 
bathroom. Venetian blind? have been 
secured for all of the windows. An ad- 
ditional painting has been done of the 
interior of the manse. 



Pews Needed Foi. 
Foster M 



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About eight miles north of Lansing, 
on the Big Horse Creek, is situated a 
beautiful ^mall stone -hur-h, the Fe - 
t°r Memorial Presbyteri 'm church. 
This church was organized in lO'U un- 
der the leadership of Dr. R. H. Stone. 

Since its organization this church 
lias been without pews. During this 
time the congregation has used some 
old-fashioned auditorium seats for 
seating. These seats are not very lovely 
or conductive to worship. 

The congregation would welcome an 
opportunity to install some pews in 
their church. Would anvone having in- 
formation as to where some used or 
discarded pews might be obtained to 
contact the minister of Foster Mem- 
orial, Rev. JDhn B. Stanley, Box 86, 
Lansing. 

Your help will be welcomed by a 
congregation which has gone for a long 
time without pews. 

Thanksgiving Is 

Observed Here 



Thanksgiving services were held at 
Bethel church for a united service be- 
tween Millers and Bethel on Novem- 
ber 2 at 1:30 p. m. 

On November 29, the fifth Sundav. 
Thanksgiving services were held for 



Ray H. Clark Store 



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Lansing, N. C. 



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MEN WHO HAVE WORKED ON MEMORIAL building are 
these who work with well known contractor, Bert Dixon. 

Glendale Springs church at 11 a. m. Special offerings were received for 

and at Laurel Fork church at 7:30 p. the Barium Springs Orphanage at each 
m. of the services. 



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS 

Belt's Department Store 



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Dial 3161 



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"The Home of Better Values" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 



Ashe Motor Company 

Ford Service 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 






Phone 3151 



SEASONS GREETINGS 

Badger's Funeral Home 

Oxygen Equipped Ambulance 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Ham & Welch 

Groceries — Feed — Heating 
Phone 7-2453 Lansing, N. C. 

SERVICE STOslE AND 
LANSING 5 & 10c STORE 

Phone 7-2473 



Lansing, 



N. C. 



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS 
FROM 

Davidson's 

"The Up-To-Date Self Service Store" 

Phone 3111 West Jefferson, N. C. 

We Give S & H Green Stamps. 



PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHF. PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1959 



good weather classes meet out doors, of about 40 or more in one room, but 

but in bad weather and winter, classes we hope to do better when we get our 

meet in all corners of the church. It Sunday School wing finished. We have 

is very hard to have a Sunday School about $2,QQ0 on hand now. 




James Joines, left and Robert Joines, 
right, were the first to haul gravel for 
memorial building. 



Special Services 

Jn Lansing Field 



Each church in the Lansing Church 
Field has been having a preaching ser- 
vice every Sunday since the arrival of 
their new pastor the first of Septem- 
ber. The Lansing congregation wor- 
ships at 11:00 each Sunday morning 
following Sunday School; the Gillespie 
congregation worships at 3:00 each 
Sunday afternoon following their Sun- 
day School and the preaching service. 



Churches Join In 
Field Of Churches 



The Jefferson Presbyterian church 
has joined hands with three others 
forming a field of four churches, name- 
ly — Jefferson, Peak Creek, Ebenez- 
er, and Low Gap churches. 

Jefferson services are at 11:00 a. m. 
every Sunday, Peak Creek appoint- 
ments at 2 p. m. on the second and 
fourth Sundays, Ebenezer services are 
on other first and third Sundays at 2 
p. m. 



Laurel Fork Fund 
For Bldg. Crowing 



The Laurel Fork building fund is 
growing. The diligent work of the wo- 
men who are selling old clothing, al- 
so preparing waste rags for the Ore 
Knob Copper Mine is bringing money 
into the building fund. The Laurel 
Fork church is in great need of addi- 
tional room for Sunday School classes 
and activities. It; the summer time and 

Lansing Garage 

Thomas I. Goss, Owner 



Lansing, N. C. Phone 7-2403 



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■Jefferson, 


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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

W. J. Parts Company 



West Jefferson, 



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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Phone 4591 West Jefferson, N. C. 



WISHING YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS 

Miller's Jewelry 

"Something from the Jeweler is something ?pecial'* 

Keepsake Diamond Rings 

Bulova Watches — Elgin Watches 

West Jefferson, North Carolina 



May The Blessed Peace And Joy of Christmas 
be Yours. 

Reins - Sturdivant, Inc. 

Funeral Directors and Burial Association 
North Wilkesboro — Boone — Sparta, N. C 



SEASONS GREETINGS 



And 



Compliments of 



Casliion Oil Company 



Distributors of Pure Oil 



I North Wilkesboro, 
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North Carolina 



DECEMBER, 1959 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FTVK 



Some Of Our Church Members Who Are Away At Various Colleges 




Top row, left to right, Nancy Barr, Woman's College; Peggy Hartzog, A. S. T. C; Wilson Barr, Lees McRae; Kay 
Wayne, Davis Hospital; Richard Gentry, Lees Mc Rae; Paula Jean Wayne, A. S. T. C; bottom row, Linda Reeves, A. 
S. T. C; Billy Wingler, N. C. State College; James Davis, Lees McRae; Willis Blevins, and Willard Blevins, East 
Tennessee State College. 



Sympathy Goes 

To Wyatt Family 

Our deep sympathy goes out to Mr. 
and Mrs. Will Wyatt at the passing of 
their son, Burl Wyatt. Our Heavenly 
Father has promissd to comfort those 
who call upon Him. May God comfort 
the family in our prayer and sympa- 
thetic wish. 



Jefferson Women 

Elect Officers 



The Women of the Jefferson Presby- 
terian have elected the new officers 
for the coming year. 

The officers are as follows — Mrs. 
Louise Fetzer, president; Mrs. Jose- 
phine Stringer, vice-president; Mrs. 
Grace Jackson, treasurer; Miss Edna 
May, treasurer; Mrs. Rose McEwen, 
white cross chairman. 

Home Furnishing 

j Store 

I Vie (.or Clark — Worth Greer 
! Lansing N. C. 



Lansing Grocery 
Company 



A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ! 

McNeill's 

The Friendly Place To Shop. 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS 



Spainhoiir's 



Choose an attractive fall wardrobe here. 



North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 



North Carolina 



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Friendlv Service 



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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

The Bank Of Nortii Wilkesboro 

Modern Banking In Modern Surroundings 

Friendly Service Since 1892 

Member of the Federal Deposit Corporation 

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 



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DECEMBER. 1953 



Churches Join In 

Union Service 



The Jefferson Presbyterian, Metho- 
dist, and Baptist churches joined in 
a union Thanksgiving service Novem- 
ber 25 at 7 p. m. The place of meeting 
was at the Jefferson Methodist church 
this year. 

Tentative Dates 

For Christmas 



The tentative dates for the Christ- 
mas entertainment? at the churches in 
the Glendale Field are as follows: 

Glendale Springs church — Decem- 
ber 20, Sunday. 7:30 p. m. 

Bethel church — December 22, Tues- 
day, 7 p. m. 

Laurel Fork church — December 23, 
Wednesday at 7 p. m. 

The Christmas tree for the Sundav 
School at Glendale Springs is Dec. 18. 



Services In Sept, 

Very Successful 

The Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
had very inspiring evangelistic ser- 
vices this year. The services were held 
each night during the second week in 
September. Rev. Coy Bovender of 
Stony Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, was the visiting 
evangelistic. 



Iii Memory Of 

Mrs. Fred Bare of Big Ridge rec- 
ently made a gift to the Memorial 
Fund in honor of Mrs. Scarborough, 
who recently passed away. Mrs. Bare 
gave a gift of $10.00 which she said 
would take the place of flowers. Many 
gifts of this type have been donated 
to the Memorial Fund in honor of lov- 
ed ones. We thank each one for these 
wonderful gifts. 



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Camp! jell's Grocery 
& Feed Store 



| Phone 7-2343 Lansing N. C. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

Hose Grocery 

Where every customer is 
welcomed as a friend. 

Phone 3-2552 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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MR. AND MRS. F. J. PENDRY, recently celebrated their fif- 
ieth wedding anniversary. He is an elder in the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian church. 



WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS 
AND A HAPPY MEW YEAR 



Ideal Laundry 



Dial 3231 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW" YEAR 

Frank EL Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 239 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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Dial 2611 



SEASONS GREETINGS 

Parker Tie Company 

c 'If you arc building see us.^ 

West Jefferson, N. C. 






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Joyous Easter Greetings To Everyone f\?Z 

E ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



VOLUME XLIII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1960 Return Postage Guaranteed 



H.H. Culler Is 
Ordained Pastor 
Of Aslie Churches 



Rev. H. H. Culler hav : ng been ex- 
amined and approved by the Winston- 
Salem Presbytery was ordained and 
installed by the commission appointed 
by that body. 

The service took place at the Jeffer- 
son Presbyterian Church on February 
7th at 7 p.m. and included the install- 
ation of Mr. Culler as pastor of the 
following organizations: Jefferson, 
Peak Creek, Low Gap and Ebenezer. 

The commission appointed to ordain 
and install Mr. Culler was as follows: 
Rev. John R. Smith of Winston-Salem, 
N. C, Rev. John B. Stanley of Lans- 
ing, N. C, Rev. John W. Luke of Glen- 
dale Springs, N. C, Rev. Thomas I. 
Smith of West Jefferson, N. C, Elder 
John Reeves of West Jefferson, N. C, 
and Elder Delmer Rose of Glendale 
Springs, N. C. 

Rev. John R. Smith presided over 
the service: Rev. John B. Stanley prea- 
ched an excellent sermon on the "'Ele- 
ments of Ordination," from the truth 
found in Lev. 3th Chapter. Question 
to the congregation and candidate were 
presented by Rev. J. R. Smith. Rev. 
Thomas I. Smith gave the charge to 
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INTERIOR OF MEMORIAL BUILDING is needing to be 
completed and work is hoped to go forward soon. 




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NATIVITY SCENE AT LANSING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
was one of the most beautiful in the county. More work is being 
done on this for next year. 



Memorial Building 
Interior Needs 
Completing Soon 

After completing the outside of the 
Memorial building, Che last few months 
have made marked improvement on 
the interior. The hardwood floor has 
been laid for the two end Sunday 
School rooms, and the activity gym- 
nasium. The rooms have been framed 
and the ".mite pine panel which we 
cut in our own woods has been put in 
place. However mere of this is to be 
done after wiring the rooms. 

The next important jobs are wiring 
the building, putting in rest rooms, 
refinishing the floors, installing heat- 
ing system, and putting up back boards 
for basketball. Two of our members 
have already volunteered to give the 
boards, and one of our circles has dis- 
cussed finishing one of the rooms. 
Another circle has discussed opening 
one room in the basement for the sale 
of second hand clothing. All debts on 
the building have been paid except for 
insurance on carpenters and part of 
the flooring bill. 

We are now in a good position, since 
we are safely enclosed, to finish the 
interior as we have the funds to do so. 
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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. H. H. Culler 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley- 
Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 18"6. 



Easter 



Jesus had been crucified and buried. 
On the morning of the third day, his 
disciples both women and men began 
to visit the new sepulchre where the 
body of the crucified Christ had been 
hurridly placed. 

Thp women had prepared spices, 
awaiting the passing of the sabbath 
day, that they might place them 
around the bodv of the beloved Jesus 
in the tomb. They were uncertain 
whether they could enter the tomb as 
it had been sealed with a great stone 
at the entrance. There are several ac- 
counts of visitors to the tomb. John 
tells of the early visit of Mary Magda- 
lene. Much to Mary's surprise the 
tomb was opened and she ran hastily 
to tell Peter and John of her discovery. 
A race by these two disciples brought 
John to the tomb first, but Peter be- 
ing more daring, entered the tomb and 
the two observed that the body of 
Jesus had disappeared. John states he 
went in after Peter and saw and be- 
lieved, yet these disciDles did not un- 
derstand for the ninth verse of John 
20th stated "For as vet thev knew not 
the scripture, that He must rise again 
from the dead." 

Peter and John failed to recognize 
the fact that the body was absent was 
a resurrection of Jesus. Whv did they 
fail to realize this? Why didn't thev 
believe? It must have been a difficult 
thing to believe, although Jesus had 
told 1hem a good many times that He 
would rise from the grave jn the third 
dav. John savs the reason they did not 
believe was because thev did not know 
the scripture. The scripture of which 
he is speaking is the Old Testament 
which was the Jewish Bible. The Old 
Testament should have given them the 
belief that Jesus the Christ would rise 
from the dead, but thev failed to grasp 
this truth from their Bible. 

Peter later had the conviction that 
the scripture of the Old Testament 
taught this as we can see in his fam- 
ous sermon at Pentecost, which is re- 
corded in Acts 2nd chapter. Peter 



points out to his hearers that David in 
his writings prophesied that Christ 
would rise bodily from the grave. One 
of the Scriptures he uses to bear on 
Christ's resurrection is Ps. 16:10, "For 
Thou wilt not leave my soul in Hell, 
neither wilt Thou suffer thy Holy One 
to see corruption." 

Paul makes many references to the 
fact that the Old Testament prophesies 
to the resurrection of Christ. In the 
Epistle to the Corinthinas, 1 Cor. 15:4, 
Paul clearly states this, "And that He 
was buried, and that He rose again the 
third day according to the Scriptures." 
Hosea is quoted by the apostles as one 
who prophesied the resurrection of 
Jesus, the Christ. Hosea 6:2 and Hosea 
13:14 are two of these references. 

Matthew Henry v ho is a very sub- 
stantial commentator on the scripture, 
plainly states that the true teachers 
of God in the Old Testament all spoke 
of the resurrection of the Messiah 
(Christ) when he came. 

Jesus points out the experience of 
Jonah and the great fish, was a type 
of what would happen to himself. As 
Jonah remained three days in the belly 
of the fish, so He, Christ would re- 
main three days in the tomb ana 
should rise again. 

Some denominations-, and some 
teachers today put the emphasis up- 
on the New Testament for their con- 
victions. We should not leave out the 
foundation truths of the great God 
given teachers of the Old Testament 
Scriptures. Perhaps, because, "They 
knew not the Scriptures," as Peter and 
John had failed to understand, we 
have many false teachers today with- 
out a firm foundation. 

The Old Testament someone has 
said, is the scaffold for the building of 
the New Testament, and Jesus Christ 
being the Chief Corner Stone. 

In this short article, I have tried to 
point out, that this wonderful season 
of Easter was prophesied many cen- 
turies before Christ came to the earth. 
Easter is fullv proclaimed throughout 
the Old Testament. "And that He was 
buried, and that He rose again the 
third day according to the Scriptures." 

Education 

By John Stanley 

In the Gospel according to Luke, 
chapter two and verse fifty-two, we 
read: "And Jesus increased in wisdom 
and in stature, and in favor with God 
and man." This verse refers to the 
teenage life of Jesus. It is well that all 
Christian teenagers make this the pur- 
pose of the formative years of their 
life. But can a young person fulfill 
such a purpose if he or she drops out 
of high school 9 An alarming number 
of high school students consider high 
school to be an optional phase of their 
life and development, that they can 
take it or leave it as they wish. But, 
the Christian young person will see 
that it is his sacred duty to avail him- 
self of all opportunities to "increase 
in wisdom and in stature, and in favor 
with God and man" just as our Saviour 
did in is early days. Christian parents 
should consider this seriously before 



Plans Underway 

For Bible School 



Plans are now underway for the 
Bible schools to be held during the 
summer months in the Lansing church 
field. The tenative dates for these 
schools are as follows: 

Lansing Bible school, July 11 
through 22; Gillespie Bible school, 
June 20 through July 1; Foster Mem- 
orial Bible school, August 8 through 
26. 

All children in the communities near 
these churches are invited to attend 
these schools. Transportation will be 
furnished for all who need it. More 
specific information about the daily 
hours of these schools will be furnished 
at a later date. 

These schools will be conducted by 
members of the three churches of the 
field. 



Pews Are Needed 

At Lansing Church 

An article appeared in the last issue 
of the Ashe Pi'esbvterian stating the 
neeed for pews at the Foster Memorial 
Presbyterian church on Big Horse 
Creek in the mountains near Lansing. 
Though this church is now thirty years 
old, it has never had pews for its 
sanctuary. If anyone has information 
as to where anv used pews might be 
obtained they should contact the mini- 
ster of the church, Rev. John Stanley 
at Lansing. 

Any help in the matter will be ap- 
preciated by members of the church. 



MEMORIAL BUrLDTNG 

NEEDS COMPLETING 



''Continued from page 11 
We are completing on the "Pav as you 
go plan " All donations for the com- 
pletion of ihe building should be sent 
to Delmer Rose, treasurer of the Mem- 
orial fund, care of the Glendale Spr- 
ings Presbyterian church, Glendal3 
Springs, N. C. 

Many thanks to all who have been 
so generous as to make the develop- 
ment of this useful building possible. 



H. H. CULLER IS 

ORDAINED MINISTER 



(Continued from page 1) 
the pastor, and Elder John Reeves 
the charge to the congregation. Adding 
to the inspiration of the service was a 
duet rendered by Misses Gladvs and 
Violet Culler accompanied by Richard 
T. Luke. 

We prav that Mr. Culler will have 
a very blessed and fruitful ministry 
among the people of the congregations 
to which he has been called as their 
minister. 



agreeing with their child's plan to 
drop out of high school, for proper 
education and preparation is a part of 
God's plan for the life of those who 
would serve Him. 



MARCH, I960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Students From Our Churches Who Are Awav At College 




STUDENTS NOT USED IN THE LAST ISSUE AWAY at College are from left to right. - Bill Miller, State Col- 
lege; Ella Mae Miller, Montreat; Violet Culler, Fiora MacDonald; Bill McEwen, East Tennessee State College; Grace 
Caudill, Montreat; Billie Faye Combs, Montreat College. 



Easter And 
World 



iSSIOllS 



Did you ever realize after the res- 
urrection of Christ, then came the 
world mission emphasis. The Risen 
Christ was the instigator of World 
Missions. 



Echoes From 
Glade Vallev 

Rev. George H. Murray, III, brousht 
a week of evangelistic services in Oc- 
tober and manv were brought into the 
church, from the student body. 

TWO NEW TRUSTEES 

Glade Valley staff and student body 
welcomes Mr. Blair Gwyn of North 
Wilkesboro and Rev. .Tames H. Mon- 
roe, pastor of St. Andrews Presby- 
terian Church of Winston-Salem, as 
new Trustees of the school. We look 
forward to a happy and effective as- 
sociation. 

SPIRITUAL NEEDS 

What are we at Glade Valley doing 
to supply this the greatest lack in pub- 
lic education — the development of the 
spiritual" 

We besin our day with Morning 
Watch. When we enter the dining 
room for breakfast, the first thing we 
see i? a small black Testament lying on 
top of the white napkin. One of the 
women of our staff, or a student select- 
ed by he r , leads our thoughts in the 
reading of a passage from God's Word, 
and a prayer to carry us before His 
throne of grace for the day. 
CHOIR NEWS 

During the fall, the choir, under the 
direction of Edward C. Johnson, sang 
at the Sparta Presbvterian Church and 
the Sparta Lions Club Then, in De- 
cember, three Cnristmas concerts were 
given — Flat Rock Presbyterian Chur- 



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Church in Elkin, and the annual j P n |-.f. r |G Flnij* Storr- 
Christmas program at Glade Valley. IvUSJCI lb S.*I U^ OlOtC 

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music for this spring. Many churches | 1 noue _iOl, 

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Presbyterys have already invited the ^ .■. ■ . » . » u».»,i»n- ^»»»- 

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MARCH, 1900 



Ministers Meet, 



iscuss Flans 



The ministers of Ashe County met 
with Elder Lewis Nelson of the North 
Wilkesboro Church to discuss the Mis- 
sion to the Nation which is to be em- 
phaized in 1961. Revs. T. I. Smith, H. 
H. Culler, J. B Stanley, and J. W. 
Luke met at the home of Rev. T. I. 
Smith at West Jefferson, N. C. Mr. 
Nelson explained the literature before 
the meeting and prayer for the mission 
was offered. Preparation for the mis- 
sion will take several forms - in the 
near future special committees of eva- 
ngelism and visitation are to be set up 
in each church. Special training in per- 
sonal evangelism, the pre-Synod Eva- 
ngelistic meeting to take place the day 
before the Synod of North Carolina 
at Greenville, N. C, and other phases 
of preparation were emphaized by 
Elder Nelson. The meeting took place 
on Wednesday afternoon, February 
24th. 



^orld Mission 



Film Is Shown 



The World Mission picture, "New 
Faces in Africa" was shown in Glen- 
dale Springs and Bethel churches. Oth- 
er appointments for the showing of 
this picture had to be cancelled on ac- 
count of the teriffic snow storms that 
occurred in the mountain areas. Laurel 
Fork of the Glendale Springs Field 
coulcl not have their appointment, and 
showings in the Lansing Field had to 
be cut out. 



World Mission 



Feb, 



9« 



As material goes to press for our 
paper, the WEEK OF PRAYER AND 
SELF-DENIAL for WORLD MIS- 
SIONS is in full emphasis. There is 
more need today to spread the gospel 
of Christ than evn- before for drives 
of false religious as well as other sys- 
tems such as Communism are seeking 
to spread their atheistic systems upon 
the people of the world. We beseech 
all of our readers to pray very earnes- 
tly and give generously to the cause 
that was closest to our Saviour, who 
said, "Go ye into all the world and 
preach." 



FIRST EASTER 

"He is not here; for He is risen, as 
he said. Come, see the place where the 
Lord lay." Mt. 28:5 



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SNOW SCENE AT GLENDALE is typical of the past few 
weeks of weather this section has been experiencing. 



WORLD MISSIONS lions, baptizing them in the name of 

the Father, and of the Son, and of the 

"Go ye therefore, and teach all na- Holy Ghost:" Mt 2819. 



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Red Cross Pharmacy 

"Your Service Drug Store" 
Phone 98 Rx Prescriptions 

R. M. Brame, Jr. Prop. 

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Wholesalers and Distributors 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



€ h o i v To Sing 
At L n 11 s 1 11 g Is 
Outstanding One 



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re Young People 4 w a y 



ese§« Universisites 



The Presbyterian choir, under the 
direction of Dr. James R. Sydnor, is 
scheduled to sing at the Lansing chur- 
ch on Monday evening, May 9, at 7:30 
p.m. 

This choir is composed of approxi- 
mately thirty students from Union Se- 
minary and the Presbyterian school of 
Christian Education, both located in 
Richmond, Virginia. 

Included in the program of sacred 
music will be two talks, one by a 
young man from the Seminary and one 
by a young lady of the School of Chris- 
tian Education, telling how the call of 
God came to them influencing their 
decision to prepare for full time work 
in the church. 

The members of the choir will re- 
main overnight in the homes at Lan- 
sing. 

The public is cordially invited to 
enjoy this program of church music 
to be presented by this well trained 
choir. 

In Memory And 

Sym patliy G i v e n 

The Ashe Presbyterian offers their 
deepest sympathy to Rev. Thomas I, 
Smith of the West Jefferson Phesby- 
terian church at the passing of his 
mother. Mrs. Agnes Irvine Smith was 
88 years of age at her passing into 
glory. She was very active in church 
work even unto the last years of her 
life. Mrs. Smith lived at Painesville, 
Ohio, when she entered into eternal 
life on February 2nd 

Our deepest sympathy goes out to 
the family of Mrs. Belle M. Johnson 
of Laurel Springs. N. C. Mrs. Johnson 
was a faithful Christian belonging to 
the old Laurel Fork Baptist Church. 
At her passing into glory un February 
2nd, she was 94 years of age. Mrs. 
Johnson had been an invalid during 
the last few years of her life. Funeral 
services were held at the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church. 

We have lost another fine member 
of the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
church when Miss Minnie Alice Cox 
was called by her Heavenly Father to 
Heaven on February 3, 1930. We offer 
our deepest sympathy to the family of 
this dear member. Funeral services 
were held in the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church and interment 
was held in the Miller graveyard on 



Ham & Welch 



In our last issue of the Ashe Pres- 
byterian there were eleven pictures of 
the young people away at college. In 
this issue we have six more pictures 
of others, and are as follows: 

Gracie Caudill, Billie Faye Combs, 
Ella Mae Miller of the Glendale Spr- 
ings community, now in their first 

February 10th. 

"Well done thou good and faithful 
servant." 

We offer our sympathy to the family 
of Mrs. Charles Keys whose funeral 
service was held at the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church on February 7th. 
Mrs. Keys had lived in the Laurel Fork 
community for a number of years but 
had moved to Wilkes county and was 
residing there when she was called 
of her Heavenly Father. Interment 
was carried out at the Keys graveyard. 

We have lost another one of our 
oldest neighbors in the passing cf Mrs. 
George Caudill. Mrs. Caudill's age giv- 
en by the obituary was 94. She was a 
faithful Christian and member of the 
Bare Creek Primitive Baptist Church 
at Glendale Springs, N. C. We offer 
our sympathy to her husband, Mr. 
George Caudill and his family. May 
God give his surpassing comfort to her 
loved ones. 



year at Montreat College. Bill Mc- 
Ewen, of Jefferson church, who is a 
senior at East Tennessee State College, 
Johnson City, Tennessee. Violet Cul- 
ler, of the Jefferson church, a sopho- 
more at Flora McDonald College. Bill 
Miller cf the West Jefferson church, a 
sophomore at State College, Raleigh. 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1960 



Aslie Gels Large 

Amount Of Snow 



The mountain counties of North 
Carolina are covered with a deep 
snow. Of course Ashe County got her 
share of it. The snow fell on Friday- 
night February 13th and by Saturday 
night about 14 or 15 inches of snow 
covered the ground. On Thursday the 
18th a five inch snow fell. Cold winds 
whipped the snow into many deep 
drifts on all roads, closing all schools, 
churches and many other activities. 
Since the snow fell, sleet and snow 
fell on February 21st. The thermo- 
meter has been down to 1 and 8 above 
zero and has not risen but slightly 
above freezing for almost two weeks. 
If it keeps on snowing, I guess we had 
better invite the winter Olympetic 
games to take place in Ashe County 
next season. Of course this is a joke, 
but the way the snow lays today it 
looks very practical. 



Revival Planned 

In Lansing Field 

Revival services are to be held in 
the Lansing Presbyterian church dur- 
ing the week of May 22 through 28. 
Preaching at these services will be the 
Rev. Charles J- Hammet, pastor of the 
Rock Presbyterian church near Green- 
wood, South Carolina. The first service 
of this revival will be on Sunday night 
at 7:30, May 22, and services each eve- 
ning at this time the rest of the week. 

Rev. Mr. Hammet, a native of Kings- 
tree, South Carolina, graduated from 
Clemson College in 1954 and from 
Columbia Seminary in 1957. Since 
that time he has led in a very succes- 
sful growth of the old Rock Presby- 
terian church located a few miles this 
side of Greenwood. South Carolina. 

Citizens of the Lansing communitv 
and the surrounding area are invited 
to attend these revival services. 



SMILEY AT GLENDALE 

The pastor being awav on Jan. 10th 
the congregations of Glendale Springs 
and Laurel Fork Churches enjoyed 
having Dave Smiley preach for them 
Mr. Smilev is the Bible Teacher at 
Glade Valley School and well known 
in the Glendale Field. 



EASTER GREETINGS 

Rose Grocery 

Where every customer is 

welcomed as a friend. 

Phone 3-2552 

Glendale Springs, N. C. 



Labor Leader Describes The 

Unpardonable Paradox Here 



A labor leader today described "the 
unpardonable paradox" that the '"per- 
secution of the Jewish people is most 
prevalent in nations where the Cross 
of Christ is the symbol of hope and 
everlasting life. 

"A Christian who dislikes a person 
because he is a Jew ought never to 
bend a knee in a chapel or cathedral 
where the teachings of the Son of God 
prevail," wrote Patrick E. Gorman, 
Secretary-Treasurer of the 375,000- 
member Amalgamated Meat Cutters 
and Butcher Workmen (AFL-CIO). 

Gorman attacked the "vicious wave" 
of anti-Semitism in an editorial in the 
forthcoming issue of the Butcher 
Workman, the official publication of 
the AMCBW. 

A Christian who participates in an- 
ti-Semitism is "a Christian hypocrite 
of the worst sort," Gorman wrote. "If 
he looks up at Christ crucifixed, with 
hate in his heart for the Jews, he is 
in fact saying, "I tiiay to You as Goo, 
but I hate you as Jew.'' 

"Such an idea is repugnant to all 
intelligent thinking and smells to high 
heaven," he wrote. 

The AMCBW officer traced the Ju- 
daic origin of Christianity. The Virgin 
Mary was Jewish, he wrote. "Jesus 
Himself, from Bethlehem to Calvary, 



lived, prayed and died Jewish. The 
Last Supper of the Savior was not a 
feast — it was Jewish Passover, at 
which He instituted one of His great 
sacraments, 'Eat my Flesh, Drink My 
Blood.' 

"Every Apostle at the Last Supper 
of the Lord was Jewish. The great 
Christian feast day of the Holy In- 
nocents commemorates the Jewish rit- 
ual and our own holiday of New Year's 
Bay is (he feast of the Circumcision 
of our Lord and Savior, not as a 
Christian, but as a Jew." 



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JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1960 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 



Activities In 



Lansing Field 



Plans are underway for conducting 
three two-week Bible Schools in the 
Lansing Church Field according to the 
following schedule. The Gillespie 
Bible School will be held from June 
20 through July 1. The Lansing Bible 
School will be conducted during the 
two-weeks period of July 11-22. Then 
the Foster Memorial Bible School will 
be the last of the three, being held 
August 8 through 19. Classes for Kin- 
dergarten, Primary, Junior, and Jun- 
ior-High ages will be conducted. This 
summer the teachers of these schools 
will all be local persons from the Lan- 
sing Church Field. 

Revival services for the Foster Mem- 
orial Presbyterian Church are sched- 
uled for the week of October 17-21. 
The visiting pastor who will preach 
at these services is to be Rev. Lamar 
F. Neville, pastor of the Tuscarora 
Presbyterian Church near Martins- 
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Jefferson Church 
Planning Addition 



Jefferson Presbyterian Church is in 
great need of more room for their 
Sunday School. The church has been 
planning for some time to build addi- 
tion to the church for more space. 
Rev. O. V. Caudill met with the Ses- 
sion on May 22 to assist in the plan- 
ning for this Christian Educational ad- 
dition to the church. There will be 
about six more rooms added to the 
church, when this work is completed. 
Rev. O. V. Caudill is the church's 
architectual consultant for the Pres- 
byterian Church U. S. and his office 
is in Atlanta, Ga. 

West Jefferson 

Salutes Youth 



The church would like to salute its 
young people who are graduating this 
spring: Elizabeth Barr, Charlene Davis, 
Karen Pennington, Tommy Morton, 
and Roger MulHs, who graduate from 
grade school; Rose Ann Ballard, Billy 
Jones, John Kilby Reeves of West Jef- 
ferson, Ann and Sandra Gentry, of 
Obids Presbyterian church, who grad- 
uate from high school; and Miss Linda 
Reeves, who has finished College. 

And now — for our young people — 
a thought from Shakespeare on the 
trained mind. Says he: 

. . . "What is a man 
If his chief good and market of his 
time be but to sleep and feed? A beast, 
not more. Sure He that made us with 
such large discourse — looking before 
and after — gave us not that capabil- 
ity and godlike reason to rust in us 
unused." — Hamlet IV:4:34-40 




MORE FUNDS NEEDED FOR INSIDE of John Luke, Jr. Memorial 
Building. 

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By the providence of God the Mem- 
orial Building was securely enclosed 
for the winter. If it had not been so, 
the terrific snows would probably have 
caused a disaster in the construction. 

As we have not completed the light- 
ing of the building we are not able 
yet to use the structure at night. The 
electricity is being installed now, and 
we hope to have lights for night use 
in a couple of weeks. The young peo- 
ple use the building in the evening 
for basketball while it is still light. 
When lights are in a regular youth 
night will be scheduled. 

We have been hauling dirt for grad- 
ing the yard in front of the building. 
We need a hundred more truck loads 
and then a bulldozer to landscape it. 
Toilets and showers are needed very 
badly. The hardwood floor will be 
sanded as soon as we have the means. 
More completion work will be done on 
the end rooms when electric wiring 
has been run through the ceilings. 

There is no limit to the use of this 
building with a little more interior 
development. As funds are low at this 
time we are trying to complete de- 
tails as funds come in. Much credit 
should be given to Delmer Rose who 
has acted as treasurer since the proj- 
ect was begun. All gifts have been ac- 
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Coining Events 



PRESBYTERY SENIOR HIGH CON- 
FERENCE — JUNE 19-25 

Glade Valley, N. C. — Cost S18.50 
(Scholarships available, apply to 
Camo Director, Rev. Ralph Under- 
wood) 

CHRISTIAN YOUTH CONFERENCE 

— JUNE 27-JULY 2 

Fayettcville, N. C, State Teacher's 
College — money needed to help 
worthy Negro youth to attend. Send 
by June 1 to: Win. C. Hubband, Jr., 
1045 Deep wood Ct., Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

AREA LABORATORY SCHOOL — 

JULY 10-15 
Wllsoa, N. C, Finest teaching helps 
for teachers of Nursery, Kindergar- 
ten, Primary, and Junior Children 
Cost $26.00 (room, board, and tuit- 
ion) for further information con- 
tact: Rev. Robert Turner, First Pres- 
byterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

PRESBYTERY'S PIONEER CAMP — 

JULY 25-30 

CAMP BETTY HASTINGS, Walker- 
tewn, N. C, (16 miles north of Wins- 
ton-Salem) Cost possibly S17.50 
(Scholarships available, apply to the 
(Continued on page 7) 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. H. H. Culler 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N. C, under Act of 
March 3. 18?&. 



THE POLITE WORD 
"SEX APPEAL" 

"Ye have heard that it was said . . . 
'Thou shalt not commit adultery: But 
I say unto you, That whosoever look- 
eth on a woman to lust after her hath 
committed adultery with her already 
in his heart." Mt. 5:27-28. 

Sex appeal is a polite name for 
adultery, so says Jesus in the verse 
above. Sex appeal is the same as lust, 
and those who let sex appeal or lust 
dwell in their minds are committing 
adultery. Sex appeal or the temptation 
to lust in the heart is dished out to the 
people of the United States with out 
shame and in every form. The people 
of the United States are worm eaten 
with the sin of lust today. Let me 
point out to our readers many of the 
temptations that are thrown out to 
the people of our country. 

In our nation there are many ob- 
scene literature publishers. The post 
office department is appealing to the 
parents and people to report any un- 
clean literature that may come to our 
attention. This disgusting business has 
grown into a million dollar racket. 
Watch the literature that comes to 
your child, for this is the way these 
obscene publishers begin to cultivate 
your child's attention. 

Another way lust is peddled to our 
people is through the shows, the 
movies, and television programs. Every 
right thinking person knows that the 
movies are full of lust and sex appeal. 
The posters advertising pictures are 
full of lust advertising. I knew of an 
actual case where during the showing 
of a movie, in the darkness of the 
theater — a low down character at- 
tacked the daughter the theater man- 
ager. There was no end to the punish- 
ment that the manager wanted to put 
upon that man — but what about the 
hundreds of other children that are 
taught lustfulness through many sex 
pictures. T. V. shows many times are 
not decent for children to see or for 
adults. Indecent dress, indecent love 
making, indecent dancing. All of these 
lust producers are pouring into our 



peoples minds and hearts. 

For the love of money what are ad- 
vertisers doing with the lust appeal? 
They say they must get the attention 
of the people through sex appeal. So 
the advertiser puts the most indecent 
pictures on the movie poster, the ad- 
vertising calenders, bill boards, and 
fills our magazines full of all kinds 
of trashy pictures. One day I went in- 
to a reputable establishment and saw 
a calender with a woman pictured 
very indecently. I said, "Aren't you 
afraid to have such a picture shown 
in your establishment for the public 
to see, people will not know what 
kind of people you are?" The picture 
disappeared from the public eye be- 
cause they became ashamed of it. 

One way which lust is put before 
the people of America and one of the 
most terrible ways in which it is done 
is through filthy literature. Look at 
any news stand and see the lustful 
literature that clutters the shelves. I 
cannot see how any Christian store 
keeper can allow the obscene and fil- 
thy literature to be sold from his 
place. The news papers are just as 
bad. Some of the most rotten and fil- 
thy stories fill the front pages of our 
daily papers. Just a few weeks ago 
I read the most obscene story of the 
death of a young man told by a young 
actress, and her relations with him — 
and to think she was not ashamed to 
tell the sorded story, and the reporter 
was not ashamed to write it, and the 
editors were not ashamed to print 
such a rotten story on the front pages 
of their papers. God is going to pun- 
ish a lot of publishers who call them- 
selves Christians for the filth they are 
allowing to come off their presses and 
through their papers. 

Another very dangerous thing to 
women is happening in our country. 
The immodest dressing in public is 
causing a great deal of lustful think- 
ing. The jokes and talk by a rough 
class of men and boys goes on con- 
stantly about the women who are not 
careful of their immodest dressing in 
public. Many of the attacks upon wo- 
men are provoked by the women 
themselves. It is dangerous for a wo- 
man not to be careful of her appear- 
ance in public. Paul in I Timothy 2:9 
writes, "In like manner also, that wo- 
men adorn themselves in modest ap- 
parel." 

The sin of lustful and adulterous 
thinking is the greatest danger of our 
nation today. 

"Whatsoever a man soweth that shall 
he also reap." Today the planters of 
the gardens of lust and adultery are 
busy. The crop is growing fast — il- 
legitimate children, attacks on wo- 
men, unfaithful parents, divorce — one 
out of three marriages, and many oth- 
er sins that flow out of lust, which 
is commonly and politely called sex 
appeal. 

Balaam was not allowed to curse 
the Children of Israel, but he devised 
a way to ruin that nation. He advised 
the enemies of Israel to send heathen 
women among the tribes of Israel and 
seduce them and lead them astray. To- 
day America is becoming worm eaten 
by the curse of sex appeal, the same 
as lust, the same as adultery in the 
heart. 



Commencement Held 
At Glade Valley 

The Glade Valley school was de- 
lighted to have as their speakers for 
graduation exercises this year, Dr. E. 
T. Thompson, Ex-Moderator of the 
General Assembly, and Mr. Irwin 
Belk, President of Belk Enterprises, 
Inc of Charlotte, N. C. 

Dr. Thompson delivered a most in- 
spiring sermon on May 15th, and Mr. 
Irwin Belk gave a very uplifting and 
practical Christian address at the grad- 
uating exercises on May 20th. 

Those who graduated this year were 
as follows: Sandra Bogan, Mildred 
Burroughs, Nancy Jolly, Connie Munn, 
Bob Oliver, Brenda Partain, Woodie 
Paulson, Laura Robinson, Lorain Ro- 
ten, Maxine Roten, Shelia Wilson. 

Award Winners for the year were 
as follows: 

Shop Handicrafts — First (chest), 
$5.00, Connie Munn; second (end 
table), $3.00, Bob Bourbeau; third 
(stool), $2.00, Jim Briggs. 

Room prizes — Girls, Carolyn Ber- 
ry, Connie Munn, Patricia Spraker, 
Sandra Bogan; boys, Early Rash, Geo. 
F. Mock, Johnny Coltrane. 

Recitation — Susan Snodderly. 

French — First, Lloyd Harless; sec- 
ond, Nancy Jolly. 

Declamation, Mike Mayo, Louise 
Ervin Memorial Music Medal, Linda 
Pruitt. 

Typing medal, Sharon Stonestreet. 
Haltiwanger Citizenship, $25.00, Patri- 
cia Spraker; second, Norfleet Bible 
Award, $50.00, Laura Robinson. 

Scholarship — Highest scholastic 
average, Martin Kiker. 

A CHIP OFF THE BLOCK 



"A chip on the shoulder may be a 
postive sign of wood higher up," a wise 
guy said. A wiser guy than he said 
this, "And be ye kind one to another, 
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, 
even as God for Christ's sake hath for- 
given you." Eph. 4:32. 

In Memory Of 
Harry Bare 

On Thursday, May 19th Harry Bare 
of Laurel Springs, N. C. was called 
to his home in Heaven. Mr. Bare had 
been ill for several months and was a 
patient in the Veteran's Hospital in 
Johnson City, Tenn. Harry professed 
his faith in Christ while in the hos- 
pital and was received by Rev. Fergu- 
son Wood of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Johnson City. He request- 
ed his membership to be placed in 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church. We rejoice we have the prom- 
ise that another soul has gone to his 
eternal reward through Jesus Christ 
our Lord. 

Funeral service was conducted on 
Sunday, May the 22nd at the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian Church and 
interment was in the Peak Creek 
cemetery. 



JUNE, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



ACTIVITIES IN 

LANSING FIELD 



(Continued from page 1) 
burg, West Virginia. Mr. Neville is a 
graduate of Clemson College in South 
Carolina and of Union Theological 
Seminary in Richmond, Va. 

On Monday night, May 9, the Pres- 
byterian Choir, under the direction of 
Dr. James R. Sydnor, gave a program 
of sacred music at the Lansing Pres- 
byterian Church. This service was well 
attended both by citizens of the Lan- 
sing community and surrounding areas 
including West Jefferson, Jefferson, 
Glendale Springs, and Glade v alley. 

The Presbyterian Choir is composed 
of students from Union Theological 
Seminary and the Presbyterian School 
of Christian Education, both located 
in Richmond. Included in this choir, 
numbering approximately 30 members, 
are students from Egypt, England, 
Germany, Japan, and Korea, as well 
as from thirteen different states. Their 
director is the Professor of Sacred 
Music at the Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education. 

The choir arrived in Lansing around 
6:00 on the afternoon on May 9. There 
they were met by the Young people 
of the Lansing Church and served 
supper at the church by the Women. 
The program was held at 7:30 and 
after this the Lansing Young people 
entertained the choir members with 
games and recreation in the new Lan- 
sing high gymnasium. The choir re- 
mained overnight as guests in homes 
of the Lansing community and re- 
turned to Richmond the next day. 

This visit of the Presbyterian Choir 
will long be remembered with Joy by 
the persons who enjoyed their grand 
singing and fellowship. 

THANKS FOR PEWS 

A recent ad carried in the last two 
issues of "The Ashe Presbyterian" ask- 
ing for aid to the Foster Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in getting pews 
for its sanctuary was answered by a 
very generous gift from a reader of 
"The Ashe Presbyterian." This fin- 
ancial aid will make it possible to 
soon have pews in that church. They 
are already under construction and 
are to be installed during the sum- 
mer. Grateful appreciation is express- 
ed to the one who made this very 
generous gift and to all of you who 
have given of your substances to help 
in meeting some of the urgent needs 
of the churches in Ashe County. Most 
of all, thanks is given to God who 
alone prompts such unselfish action. 

A program for the vocation guidance 
of high school young people in the 
Lansing Presbyterian Church is being 
initiated. The first step of obtaining 
the Vocation Guidance Kit for the con- 
ducting of this Presbyterian Guidance 
Program was accomplished with funds 
furnished by the S.-High and Pioneer 
Young People of the Lansing Church. 

f — li lirii ii»ii » iiM ii», Mi „ . | 

| Ray H. Clark 

s Purebred Hereford Grower 



In this program interested young peo- 
ple will be guided in the reading and 
study of the Vocation Guidance Kit 
materials during their sophomore year 
in high school. Then during their 
Junior year they will be tested at our 
Presbyterian Vocational Guidance 
Center at Flora McDonald College. The 
guidance of this program will continue 
during their senior year in high school 
to help them select the best courses 
to prepare them for uilfilling their 
future plans. 

There is a great need for a 16 mm 
film projector to be used in the work 
of the Lansing Church Field. At pres- 
ent there is no visual aids equipment 
owned by the Lansing Church Field. 
Whenever the minister wishes to show 
a film he must borrow a film projec- 
tor. The acquiring of a projector for 
use in the Youth Work and other edu- 
cational work of the Lansing, Gilles- 
pie, and Foster Memorial Churches 
would be a wonderful help. Anyone 
knowing of a secondhand projector 
which could be used for this purpose 
is asked to contact the minister: Rev. 
John B. Stanley, Box 86, Lansing, N. C. 
Also any gifts towards the purchase 
of this much-needed projector will be 
much appreciated. 

»»w«. 

I 



Glendale Hears 

Glade Valley Choir 



The evening service at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church was a 
special one as the Choir from Glade 
Valley led the service in devotional 
and inspiring music. 

There were twenty-four students in 
all who sang. Mr. David Smiley, Dean 
of the Boys introduced the choir. Mr. 
Edward C. Johnson, who trained the 
choir, directed the singing. We praise 
this wonderful choir and the splendid 
work Mr. Johnson has done. Many 
churches have enjoyed the wonderful 
inspirational programs by this choir 
and it will be missed by many at the 
close of school. We trust next year 
will produce the same caliber music 
that has been heard this year. 

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j Ham &: Welch 

j Groceries — Feed — Heating 
! Phone 7-2453 Lansing, N. C. 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



Phone 4591 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Compliments of 

W. J. Parts Company 



West Jefferson, 



North Carolina 



Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 239 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Lansing, 



N. C. 





Spainhour 


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Choose 


an attractive spring 


wardrobe 


here. 


North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 




North Carolina 



PAOT FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAJN 



JUNE, 19G0 




*s. Herbert Bare 
Gliiim. Of District 



April 28th 800 Home Demonstra- 
tion women from Alleghany, Ashe, 
Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties 
met at Elkin, N. C. for the Spring 
Festival of the Demonstration Clubs. 
Two of the newly elected officers of 
the 11th District were from Ashe 
county — Mrs. Herbert Bare and Mrs. 
W. W. McMillan. 

Mrs. Herbert Bare is a faithful 
member of the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church, and very active in 
the Home Demonstration Club work 
of Ashe County. Mrs. Bare was elect- 
ed as Chairman of the five county 
district and Mrs. McMillan was elect- 
ed historian. The people of Glendale 
Springs are very proud of Mrs. Bare, 
who has attained this position by her 
outstanding work and ability. 

Special Activities 

In Easter Season 



The Easter Season is a glad season of 
the year, and the churches in the Glen- 
dale Springs field celebrated the Holy 
Communion of our Lord. Communion 
was held at Laurel Fork Church on 
April 10th and at Glendale and Bethel 
on Easter Sunday the 17th. 

Egg hunts were in order by the 
Sunday Schools around Easter. April, 
Saturday the 16th. The churches of 
Bethel, Laurel Fork and Glendale 
Springs had egg hunts for the Sunday 
School children. Many little folks had 
a good time hunting for eggs hid away 
in the grassy spots around the church- 
es. 



Home Furnishing I 1 



Store 



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Victor Clark — Worth Greer j 
Lansing, N. C. \ 



Glendale Tentative 

D. V. B. S. Dates 



Bible Schools for the children for 
the summer are set as follows: 

BETHEL — June 27th through July 
7th. 

GLENDALE SPRINGS — July 11th 
through 21st. 

LAUREL FORK— July 25th through 
August 4th. 

The Beautiful Gift 



What can a mother give her children 
Greater today than this one great 

thing; 
Faith in an old sweet beautiful story, 
A stable, a star, and a new born king? 

Shining faith in the young lad, Jesus; 
Lover of high white things was he: 
Jesus, straight as a Lebanon cedar; 
Jesus, clean as the winds from the 
sea. 

Faith in the young man come to man- 
hood; 
Jesus, compassionate, tender and true, 
O my children, what more glorious 
Gift in the world can I give to you? 

Carry it high like a lamp in the dark- 
ness, 

Hold it for warmth when you are cold, 

Keep it for joy when youth goes sing- 
ing, 

Clasp it for peace when you are old. 

What can a mother give her children 
More than a faith that will not dim? 
Take it, my dear ones, hold it forever; 
A lamp for a lifetime, faith in Him. 
Grace Noll Crowell. 

Have You Helped 

In His Name? 



"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto 
one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me." Mt. 25:40 

In these days when there is so much 



Land For Sale 

At Glendale 



A nice location for one or two houses 
is for sale at Glendale Springs. This 
land will compose about two and one- 
half acres of nice land with woods be- 
hind it. This land is to be sold from 
the idle land owned by the Glendale 
Springs Church and the proceeds will 
be used in developing interior of the 
Memorial Building. The Presbytery of 
Winston-Salem has authorized this 
sale. Anyone who might be interest- 
ed should contact Mr. Delmer Rose or 
others of the session, or Rev. J. W. 
Luke, Glendale Springs, N. C. 



"Lord 1 Lied!" 



'Almighty God, as I sit here tonight 
surrounded by newspapers and half- 
vvatching television, it has just come 
to me that I have lied to Thee and to 
myself. I said I was "too tired" to go 
to church tonight. That was not true, 
I would have gone to a baseball game, 
P-TA, or any other place I had want- 
ed to go. Being "too tired" seemed to 
cover up my indifference. God, have 
mercy on me; I have lied to Thee and 
to myself. I am not "too tired;" I am 
indifferent. Warm my cold heart, O 
God. For that is the real reason why 
I stayed home. Amen." From First 
Presbyterian Weekly, Johnson City, 
Tenn. 



to be done for those in need, have you 
answered the call of the master to help 
those in need. The famines, the ty- 
phoons, the earthquakes, the wars, 
the diseases, the disasters of the world 
have left behind them starving, suf- 
fering, diseased people and children. 
These are the least of these. In His 
name let us help them. Here is a poem 
from a pamphlet sent out by Christian 
Children's Fund, Inc. which brings to 
all of us a message. 



I 



The Wilkes Drug Store 

"The complete Drug Store that's as near as your telephone." 
Check our prices before you have your prescription filled and save. 
Phone 48 Corner B and Ninth Sts., North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Reins - Sturdivant, Inc. 



Funeral Directors and Burial Association 



North Wilkesboro — 



Boone 



Sparta, N. C. 



.TTTNE. I960 



THE ASHE PRESBY TERTATM 



PAOF vivv 



Extension Pictures 
In Glendale Field 



Two moving picture films will be 
shown in the Glendale Springs Field. 
The films will cover urban church ex- 
tension development and home mission 
work among our Indian brothers. 

These films will be shown at Bethel 
Presbyterian Church on June 17th, at 
Laurel Fork Church on June 18th and 
at Glendale Springs Church on June 
19th in the Memorial Building. 

Special offerings will be received 
for Church Extension work. Every one 
welcome. Services will be at 7:30 p. 
m. 



EVELYN ACHESON VISITS 



Miss Evelyn Acheson who was a 
former worker in Ashe county is visit- 
ing the Glendale Springs Field on her 
vacation from Hopewell, Va. Miss 
Acheson is teaching in the school spon- 
sored by the Westend Presbyterian 
Church. 

Miss Acheson Is planning to visit 
her native state in a few weeks. She 
will fly to Oregon for her visit. 



! 



G. F. P. 

Chev Co., Inc. 

Sales and Service 

'More people buy Chevrolets 

than any other car" 

Dial 3131 





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West Jefferson, 



GLENDALE WOMEN ACTIVE — We read in Genesis 8:1 "and the 
waters asswaged." After this Noah and his family came out of the ark 
and became busy in establishing his family on dry land again. The women 
of the Glendale Church felt something like Noah when tne snows asswaged. 
Happy are the women in the picture — Mrs. Ed Woodie, Mrs. Everett Bak- 
er, Mrs. Herbert Bare, Mrs. Jack Tolley and Mrs. Luke — as they stand 
in the snow after a successful meeting. A second circle has been just or- 
ganized with Mrs. Louis Yelanjian as leader of a business woman's group. 
This circle is just beginning to be active having been organized this year. 
The snows of the winter of course have prevented this circle from meeting. 
These circles have taken the task of completing a room in the Memorial 
Building. 



N. C. 



Ashe 
Hardware, Inc. ; 



Phone 2561 
West Jefferson, 



N. C. 



Complements of 



j Phenix Chair Co. 



West Jefferson, 



N. C. 



C. & H. Service Station 

Shell Gas and Oil and Goodyear Tires 



Phone 4171 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Ashe Motor Company 



Ford Sales and Service 



West Jefferson, 



North Carolina 



Compliments of 



Parker Tie Company 

"If you are building, see us." 



Dial 2611 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE. lflfiO 



Express 



:*S 



Young And Brave 



This year's centennial celebrations 
of the famous Pony Express will be 
largely a tribute to American youth. 

Most of the daring riders of the fam- 
ous mail-carrying service which began 
April 3, 1860 between St. Joseph, Mo. 
and Sacramento, Calif, were very 
young men — many of them in their 
teens. 

An advertisement of the time: in 
San Francisco, seeking Pony Express 
riders, stated: "Wanted — young, skin- 
ny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be 
expert riders, willing to risk death 
daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 
a week . . ." 

Young men entering Pony Express 
Service, operated by the famous trans- 
portation firm of Russell, Majors and 
Waddell, were given a Bible. These 
are very rare today. 

Riders were required also to take 
this oath upon entering service: 

"I hereby swear, before the Great 
and Living God, that, during my en- 
gagement, and while I am an employee 
of Russell, Majors and Waddell, I will, 
under no circumstances, use profane 
language; that I will drink no intoxi- 
cating liquors; that I will not quarrel 
or fight with any other employee of 
the firm, and that in every respect I 
will conduct myself honestly, be faith- 
ful to my duties, and so direct all my 
acts as to win the confidence of my 
employers. So help me God." 

The youthful Pony Express riders 
consistently outran Indian pursuers 
while carrying the mails through the 
wilderness, often through blinding 
snows and howling storms, and in ex- 
tremes of heat and cold. Only one 
Pony Express rider was lost to the In- 
dians. 



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Gray Bros. I 

Furii, Co. 

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"Everything for the home" , 

Phone 607 Phone 4221 j 

\ Wilkesboro - West Jefferson i 

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Rose Grocery ; 



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welcomed as a friend. 



Phone 3-2552 



Glendale Springs, 



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WOMEN'S WORK, left to right: Mrs. Jonse Woodie, Mrs. Delmer Rose, 
Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian, Mrs. Pete Dancy, Mrs. Wade Rose, Mrs. Sallie Harless 
and Thelma Stroud. 



McNeill's 

The Friendly Place To Shop. 



West Jefferson, 



North Carolina 



>eik's Department Store 



Dial 3161 



"The Home of Better Values" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 






Compliments of 

GraybeaPs Drug Store 

Save with safety at Ashe County's low priced drug store." 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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N. C. 



Phone 4151 



Miller's Jewelry 

"Something from the Jeweler is something special" 

Keepsake Diamond Rings 

Bulova Watches — Elgin Watches 

West Jefferson, North Carolina 



JUNE, I960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Church Extension 
Is Held In May 



May is the month of church exten- 
sion emphasis. What does Church Ex- 
tension means to you? It used to be 
called Home Missions pretty general- 
ly. 

Church extension means to do just 
what the term indicates. It is the unit- 
ed effort of the Presbyterian Church 
to church the home land of America. 
New settlements are growing around 
cities, populations are moving. Vil- 
lages where there is no church work 
need evangelization. Sparcely settled 
areas need the gospel as well as those 
around the cities. People of other races 
within our land need the gospel also. 
"Behold the fields are white to the 
harvest" let us get busy. Jesus said, 
"Pray ye the Lord of the Harvest that 
He will send forth laborers into the 
field." Let us send them by our sup- 
port — for how shall they preach un- 
less they are sent. Let us volunteer to 
go ourselves to the fields as laborers 
of the Lord of the Harvest. 

LUKE MEMORIAL BUILDING 
NOW USED AT GLENDALE 



(Continued from page 1) 
curately recorded by him and all bills 
have been paid by check. Any gifts at 
this time will aid us greatly in put- 
ting the building into a greater use. 
Thanks to every one for so many gen- 
erous donations toward this useful 
project. 



I Wonder 



I wonder if I have the right 
To let myself forget to care 
While children shiver in the night 
Where all is dark and cold and bare. 

My little ones are free from dread 

And sheltered safely from the storm; 
Their eyes are bright, their cheeks are 
red, 
Their laughter glad, their clothing 
warm. 

But other little ones must weep, 
And face new dread with each new 
day, 

Where Hunger's fangs bite very deep 
And Want sits like a ghost in gray. 

I have no need to share the blame 
If pallor dims the orphan's cheek; 

I have not made the cripple lame, 
Nor taken from the poor and weak, 

But knowing how they weep at night, 
Where all is dark and cold and bare, 

I wonder if I have the right 
To let myself forget to care. 

— S. E. Kiser. 



j Campbell's Grocery 
& Feed Store 

Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 



Special Services 

At Jefferson 

The week of May 15th through the 
20th was the time of evangelistic ser- 
vices at the Jefferson Church. Rev. 
John B. Stanley of Lansing, N. C. 
preached very interesting and inspir- 
ing messages each night. 

Five members were welcomed in- 
to the Jefferson Fellowship on May 
22nd at the morning service. They 
were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Ford 
Rash, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Badger, and 
Miss Linda Cook. The son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Rash, Steve Rash was also bap- 
tized. 

Winston - Salem 

Presbytery Meets 



Coming Events 



It was a little unusual for a Presby- 
tery to meet out of the bounds of the 
presbytery, but this is what happened 
when the Winston-Salem Presbytery 
met at High Point in The Presbyterian 
Home. At the invitation of the Home 
the Presbvtery convened there. We 
were royally entertained by a splen- 
did lunch, a tour of the home and 
grounds, music by a quartet from the 
home. Splendid facilities were furnish- 
ed for the meeting of presbytery and 
every convenience was rendered us. 

After an excellent sermon by Rev. 
Gaston Boyle, Elder Arch Taylor of 
Winston First Church was elected 
moderator, and business was carried 
on in fine order. 

One of the highlights was the splen- 
did address by Dr. J. A. McAlpine one 
of our missionaries to Japan. Dr. Mc- 



(Continued from page 1) 
Rev. James Monroe, Rt. 7, Winston- 
Salem) Note new location for this 
Camp this year. 
CHURCH SCHOOL ADMINISTRA- 
TOR'S WORKSHOP — AUGUST 20-21 
Glade Valley, N. C. — Cost $5.00 per 
person. For help for S. S. Superin- 
tendents, Secretaries, Treasurers, etc. 
Rev. Ed Brammer, 2526 Lullington 
Dr., Winston-Salem, N. C. 
MISSION-TO-THE-NATION CAVALA- 
CADE — OCTOBER 4-5 
Winston-Salem: for all Presbyterians 
in preparation for our part in an 
evangelistic awakening throughout 
the General Assembly. 

Alpine's great grandfather was the 
first missionary ot Japan after Com- 
mander Perry made treaties for the 
United States for our people to enter 
Japan. 

Congratulations go to Lester Shep- 
herd who passed the examination to 
be ordained as a minister in the near 
future in the Stokes County Field. 

The Presbytery closed with prayer, 
especially remembering Rev. J. R. 
Smith who could not attend because 
of surgery- 

The next meeting of Presbytery will 
convene at Glade Valley School Tues- 
day, September 27th. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1960 



Rev. O. V. Caudill 

At Laurel Fork 



Rev. O. V. Caudill was present at 
the morning worship service at Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church on May 22 
and the building committee consulted 
him on the future educational build- 
ing which the church wishes to build. 
Mr. Caudill is the consultant for archi- 
tectual work for the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. Mr. Caudill is also a 
member of the Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery. We appreciate the good ad- 
vice he gave us there. We were glad 
to have Mrs. Caudill with us at the 
same service. 

Good News For You 



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When I scan the daily papers it 
seems that three-fourths of the front 
page is bad news. If I find any good 
news at all I will have to go to the 
back of the paper and a very little 
do you find there. The papers I think 
give a distorted view of American life. 
Instead of a little of the cream of the 
news of our country it is generally a 
lot of scum. 

I am glad when vou read the Bible, 
Our Heavenly Father has GOOD 
NEWS FOR US — THE GOSPEL, 
which means good news. Jesus said, 
"Be of good cheer, I have overcome 
the world." What is some of this good 
news He is speaking about? 

THE GOOD NEWS — That Jesus 
gave Himself gladly that He might 
overcome sin and for all who repent. 
"For God so loved the world that He 
gave His only Begotten Son, that 
whosoever believeth in Him shall not 
perish but have everlasting life." 

THE GOOD NEWS — That Jesus 
had the power over death and arose 
again in all His glory, and proved he 
could give all who trust in Him this 
same power to rise again to eternal 
life. 

THE GOOD NEWS — That Jesus 
gives the power over the temptations 
of sin and will give victory over sin 
to those who trust Him. 

THE GOOD NEWS — That those [, 
who trust in Jesus Christ will become 
the children and sons of God. : 

THE GOOD NEWS — That those ! 
who trust in Him will inherit eternal I 
life. [ 

THE GOOD NEWS — That Jesus j 

Christ has said, "And lo, I am with you ! 

unto the end of the world." ( 

THE GOOD NEWS — "I will sup- j 
ply all your needs according to His 

riches in glory by Jesus Christ." I 

THE GOOD NEWS — "That thanks f 

be to God, who giveth us the victory j 
through Jesus Christ our Lord." 




LAUREL FORK BUILDING COMMITTEE — Rev. O. V. Caudill, 
Architect Consultant, Sam Miller, Edgar Miller and F. J. Pendry. 



Pav Tribute To 

Oddie J. Cox 



When Oddie Cox lost his life in a 
fire which burned his home, Ashe 
county lost one of its most useful 
and Christian citizens. Oddie was one 
of the best educated men in the coun- 
ty and had taught school for fifty 
years among the colored people of 
Ashe county. He was a friend of both 
colored and white. The Boy Scouts, the 
young people of the schools of both 
races of the county will miss the help- 
.. . ____ 



ful hand of Oddie Cox. Oddie was a 
deacon in the Cox's Grove Baptist 
Church where he served for many 
years. Those who took part in the fun- 
eral services were: Revs. Hovener, 
George Gentry, J. W. Luke, S. E. 
White. Oddie Cox emulated the text: 
"Let this mind be in you, which was 
also in Christ Jesus," Phil. 2:5. He 
was an humble, efficient, Christian 
servant of all. If we had white and 
colored people with the Christian 
spirit that Oddie had, there would be 
a wonderful cooperation between all 
races. "Well done thou good and faith- 
ful Servant." 



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"This Is Indeed The Christ, The Saviour Of The World," John 4:41b 

THE ASHE PRESBYTE 



VOLUME XLIII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1960 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 3 



Activities I 



11 



Lansing Field 



This was a busy summer for Bible 
Schools in the Lansing field. For the 
three schools held there was a total 
enrollment of 254 pupils with an aver- 
age daily attendance of 193. All of the 
teachers for these schools were local 
persons. Thanks enough can not be 
expressed to these teachers and help- 
ers for their faithfulness and enthusi- 
asm in their work. 

The total enrollment at the Gillespie 
Bible School was 72 and the average 
daily attendance there was 58. The 
teachers at the Gillespie School were: 
Mrs. Wade Ham, Mrs. Edgar Barr, 
Mrs. John Stanley, and Rev. John 
Stanley. 

The Lansing Bible School had a to- 
tal enrollment of 102 and an average 
attendance of 73. In addition there 
were five evening programs during 
the first week of the Lansing Bible 
School for the older young people. 
The average attendance for these 
special meetings was 27. The teachers 
at the Lansing school included Miss 
Clara Shepherd, Mrs. Coy Michael, 
(Continued on page 2) 



Culler Serving In 
Concord Presbytery 

Rev. H. H. Culler the minister serv- 
ing the Jefferson field of Jefferson, 
Low Gap, Ebenezer, and Peak Creek 
churches has accepted a call to the 
Bridgewater, and McDowell churches 
in Concord Presbytery. The calls from 
these churches have been presented to 
Mr. Culler and the Jefferson Field 
churches are slated to release him on 
Sunday, August 28. 

Mr. Culler has been a faithful min- 
ister in the Jefferson field, and re- 
mained longer than any other min- 
ister in this field since Dr. R. H. 
Stone's ministry in Ashe county. Many 
i Continued on page '<!•'< 



Publisher Goes 

On European Tour 

Mrs. Ed M. Anderson and her daugh- 
ter, Miss Stella Anderson were among 
the group of newspaper editors and 
publishers who left from New York 
Thursday, August 18 on a 22-day study 
mission to eight western and eastern 
European capitals including Moscow, 
Warsaw, Prague and East Berlin. Mrs. 
Anderson is editor and publisher of 
several newspapers in Western Caro- 
lina including the publishing of "The 
Ashe Presbyterian." 

On this study mission conducted by 
the National Editorial Association 
(Continued on page 2) 




'FOLDERS" of the Ashe Presbyterian, who attended overnight retreat. 



1 




Young People Go 

To Boone Retreat 



YOUNG PEOPLE enjoying sports 
in the Luke Memorial Building. 

Memorial Bldg. 

In Constant Use 



Since the June issue of the Ashe 
Presbyterian improvements have 
steadily increased as our money will 
let us. Since the safe inclosure from 
the weather, we have followed the 
policy of pay as you go in completing 
the inside details. The lights for the 
ground floor are completed, the floors 
have been sanded and finished, and 
eighty truck loads of earth have been 
hauled to the front of the building 
and graded into a level yard. This 
yard will soon be grassed to hold it 
for the winter. 

One of the Sunday School rooms 
has become an ideal place for the wo- 
man to meet for their circles. On 
Thursday night of each week a group 
of young people meet in the gymnas- 
ium end of the building and have a 
(Continued on page 3) 



The young people of the West Jef- 
ferson Presbyterian Church attended 
an overnight retreat June 13-14 at the 
Presbyterian cabins near the old mill 
outside Boone, N. C. Accompanying 
the young people were the minister, 
Rev. T. I. Smith, and his wife. And 
during the session all enjoyed the 
meals cooked out, the games, and the 
evening-and-morning study periods. 
These young people, by the way, are 
the ones who meet quarterly and fold 
the 'Ashe Presbyterian" which you 
enjoy throughout the year. And they, 
along with some unable to attend the 
retreat, annually take the church ser- 
vice one of the Sundays during the 
summer when the minister is on va- 
cation. This year it was August 7. 

Breakfasts In Ashe, 
Suppers In Oregon 

Miss Evelyn Acheson, a former work- 
er in the Glendale Springs Field, di- 
vided her summer vacation equally 
between Glendale Springs and the Pa- 
cific Northwest. She made the trip 
West by plane flying by jet in four 
hours from Chicago to Portland. Thus 
Miss Acheson realized her dream of 
eating breakfast in North Carolina and 
supper in Oregon! Visits were made 
in Oregon, Washington and Idaho dur- 
ing the six weeks of vacation. She 
reports that there has been much 
growth in industry and many changes 
in agricultural methods since her visit 
seven years ago. 

(Continued on page 3) 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. H. H. Culler 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N. C, under Act of 
March 3, 1879. 



ACTIVITIES IN 

LANSING FIELD 



EDITORIAL 



PRESBYTERIAN MISSION TO THE 
NATION. REV. E. E. KIRKMAN 
GIVES INFORMATION ABOUT CAL- 
VACADE. 

Dear Fellow Workers: 

Let me take just a few moments of 
your time to bring you a word of re- 
minder concerning our "Mission to 
the Nation" program in general, and 
our upcoming Cavalcade in particular. 

The Cavalcade for Winston-Salem 
Presbytery will be one of the high- 
lights of preparation for the total 
program of Evangelism. It is designed 
for inspiration, instruction and insight 
into the full significance of the "Mis- 
sion to the Nation" for each local 
church. 

Members of the team which will be 
with us here in Winston-Salem on Oc- 
tober 4-5 will be: Dr. Richard P. Pot- 
ter, Minister of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Staunton, Virginia; Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Kadel, President of Florida 
Presbyterian College, and Dr. Samuel 
Spencer, President of Mary Baldwin 
College, Staunton, Virginia; and Rev. 
Robert Turner, Director of Christian 
Education for the Synod of North Car- 
olina. 

The program for the Cavalcade will 
be as follows: 

Tuesday afternoon, October 4 at 4:00 
— This will be an opportunity for the 
Evangelism Committee and Minister 
of every local church to meet with 
members of the Cavalcade team and 
discuss the program together with any 
particular problems which may arise. 

Tuesday evening at 6:30 — A dinner 
meeting for all leaders of your church. 
This will include officers of the Wo- 
men of the Church, Men of the Chur- 
ch, Youth Fellowship, Sunday School, 
Elders and Deacons. This will be an 
opportunity for your leaders to get 
first hand information concerning the 
total program from the experts and 
hear an address by Dr. Richard Pot- 
ter. 

Tuesday evening at 8:00 — A mass 
meeting for all Presbyterians in this 



(Continued from page 1) 
Mrs. Johnny Powers, Miss Judy Mil- 
ler, Mrs. Stella Miller, Mrs. John 
Stanley, Mrs. Ray Blevins, Johnny 
Glenn, and Rev. John Stanley. 

At the Foster Memorial Bible School 
the total enrollment was 80 and the 
average daily attendance was 62. The 
teachers at this school were Miss Ann 
Davis, Mrs. Ralph Woody, Miss Bren- 
da Little, Miss Nancy Hart, Mrs. John 
Stanley, and Rev. John Stanley. 

All of these Bible Schools were held 
for ten days. 

Beautiful new pews are now in the 
Foster Memorial church due to the 
generosity of a good lady in North 
Carolina who reads The Ashe Pres- 
byterian. This thoughtful woman do- 
nated these pews after reading the ar- 
ticle about the need for pews at Fos- 
ter Memorial which appeared in the 
Ashe Presbyterian several months ago. 
A special dedication service for these 
pews is being planned later during the 
fall. Many thanks are expressed by 
the people at the Foster Memorial 
church to the one who made these 
pews possible! 

Five pioneers from the Lansing 
church were privileged to attend the 
Pioneer Camp of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery held July 25-30 at Camp Betty 
Hastings near Winston-Salem. Those 
pioneers going were Nancy Campbell, 
Linda Campbell, Patsy Hart, Gail 
Powers, and Eddie Paisley. Also go- 
ing with them from the Lansing 
church as counselors were Miss Clara 

area. A real outstanding service of 
worship and praise which we feel will 
warm the hearts of all of us. Dr. Wil- 
liam Kadel will bring the inspiration- 
al message. 

Wednesday morning, October 5 at 
7:00 — Elders breakfast. All teaching 
and ruling elders in the area will come 
together for a period of worship and 
dedication. They will hear Dr. Samuel 
Spencer present the responsibility of 
the session in the total program of the 
Presbyterian Mission. 

Wednesday morning at 9:00 — Meet- 
ing of all ministers in the area with 
the Cavalcade leaders to be sure that 
everyone is aware of their responsi- 
bility and of the necessity of fulfil- 
ling it if we are to fulfill the poten- 
tial of this program. 

There are several things which you 
can do right now. Perhaps the most 
important is to organize a represen- 
tative committee in your church to 
assume the responsibility of promoting 
the Cavalcade. This is vitally import- 
ant. When you have selected the chair- 
man of this committee, please send his 
name, address and telephone number 
to Mr. Hugh Johnson, Jr., 685 Kings- 
bury Circle, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

By all means keep this Cavalcade 
experience foremost in your thoughts 
and prayers. Lay it on the hearts of 
your people, that the power of the 
Holy Spirit may be released through 
us. 

Sincerely, 

Rev. E. E. Kirkman 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 



Services Held At 

Low Gap Church 

The pastor, Rev. H. H. Culler, con- 
ducted a short revival meeting at the 
Low Gap Presbyterian Church on the 
nights of August 10th through 12th. 
The theme for the meetings was "The 
Reconciliation of Man with God." The 
attendance for these night services 
was very good. 

Shepherd, Mrs. John Stanley, and Rev. 
John Stanley. 

Revival services are scheduled for 
the Gillespie Presbyterian church the 
week of Sept. 19-23. Rev. Howard 
Wall, minister of the Maysville and 
New Store Presbyterian Churches, 
Buckingham, Va., will be the preach- 
er. These services will be held each 
evening of the week, Monday through 
Friday, at 7:30 p. m. 

Rev. Mr. Wall is a graduate of 
Davidson College and Union Theolo- 
gical Seminary in Richmond. He is a 
native of Lenoir. 

All people of the Apple Grove and 
Little Horse Creek community are in- 
vited to attend these special services. 

The Foster Memorial Church is now 
having preaching service each Sun- 
day morning at 9:00 a. m. with the 
Sunday School immediately following 
the preaching. Later in the fall this 
time will be moved to 9:30 or 10:00. 

Rev. Lamar Neville, pastor of 
the Tuscarora and Tablor Presbyterian 
Churches near Martinsburg, West Va., 
is scheduled to preach at revival ser- 
vices to be held at the Foster Mem- 
orial Presbyterian Church the week 
of Oct. 17-21. These services will be 
conducted each evening at 7:30. All 
persons in the Nella community are 
invited to attend these services. 



CULLER SERVING IN 

CONCORD PRESBYTERY 



(Continued from page 1) 
people have been added to the Jef- 
ferson church during Mr. Culler's 
ministry. Mr. Culler was installed and 
ordained by Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery while serving as pastor of the Jef- 
ferson field. 

The ministers and people of Ashe 
county will miss the fellowship of the 
Culler family, and the rood work of 
Mr. Culler as pastor. The new address 
of the Culler family will be: Rev. H. 
H. Culler, Rt. 2, Morganton, N. C. May 
God bless them in this new field of 
work. 



PUBLISHER GOES 

ON EUROPEAN TOUK 



(Continued from page 1) 
there were 21 state and the District 
of Columbia represented. The Ander- 
sons as well as other editors will do 
a great deal of feature writing on 
their observations when they return. 
We pray they had a good voyage, and 
we look forward to some interesting 
writing on their study during their 
tour. 



SEPTEMBER, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Mrs. W. P. Boyle 

Speaks On Japan 

The Women of the Presbyterian 
church of West Jefferson met at the 
home of Mrs. Russell Barr on Mon- 
day evening, August 15 and those 
present were very fortunate in hear- 
ing Mrs. W. P. Boyle, who is a mis- 
sionary to Japan, give an inspiring 
talk on missionary work going on in 
Japan. 

Mrs. Shirlie Ham presided over the 
business meeting and also had charge 
of the devotional period. 

Refreshments were served during 
the social hour followed by the group 
closing the meeting with the Mizpah 
Benediction. 

Salvation Of Youth 



The following statistics were copied 
from the West End Presbyterian 
Church Bulletin from Hopewell, Va. 

The statistics show the importance 
of winning young people to Christ. 

Nineteen out of every twenty who 
ever get saved, do so before they reach 
the age of twenty-five. 

After twenty-five — only one in 
ten thousand. 

After thirty-five — only one in fifty 
thousand. 

After fifty-five — only one in three 
hundred thousand. 

After sixty-five — only one in five 
hundred thousand. 

After seventy-five — only one in 
seven hundred thousand. 

Dr. Wilbur Chapman tested a meet- 
ing where forty-five hundred people 
were present. The result was: 

Four hundred were saved before 
ten years of age. Six hundred were 
saved between twelve and fourteen. 
Six hundred were saved between four- 
teen and sixteen. One thousand were 
saved between sixteen and twenty. 
Twenty-five were saved after thirty 
years of age. Eighteen hundred seven- 
ty-five were unsaved. 

— Copied. 



Repair Work Is 

Done At Ehenezer 



The pastor, Rev. H. H. Culler, re- 
ports that needed repair work on the 
new Ebenezer Church building has 
been completed. A leak developed in 
the copper covering of the steeple, and 
it required considerable climbing and 
scaffolding to reach the top of the 
steeple. This was completed by Page 
Smith and a helper. The ceiling on 
the inside of the church was also 
damaged by the leak and this was also 
put in good shape. 



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LANSING 5 & 10c STORE 

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Surprise Supper 

Given Rev. Luke 



The churches of the Glendale Springs 
field, after a lot of secret work, gave 
a surprise supper to the pastor, Rev. 
J. W. Luke. On July 31, Sunday even- 
ing, cars began to park near the Mem- 
orial building, and baskets of food 
were carried into the building. Much 
to the surprise of the pastor when he 
went to the building to see what the 
gathering meant, he found a long 
table filled with all kinds of food, 
drinks, cakes and pies. It was truly 
an enjoyable surprise. After the sup- 
per a service was held in the church 
with Wade Rose as leader. Thanks to 
each one and may God bless you. 



BREAKFASTS IN ASHE, 

SUPPERS IN OREGON 



t Continued from page 1) 
Miss Acheson states that she is most 
grateful for the privilege of making 
the trip which proved to be delightful 
in every way for many wonderful 
friendships were renewed and many 
beautiful areas revisited. However, 
she adds that the beauty of the Blue 
Ridge mountains rivals the beauty of 
her native Oregon. 

Miss Acheson has returned to Hope- 
well, Virginia, this fall where she will 
again teach second grade in the West 
End Christian School which is spon- 
sored by West End Presbyterian 
Church. 



MEMORIAL BUILDING 

IN CONSTANT USE 

(Continued from page 1) 
basketball game. Ping pong and ten 
pins are also played. After recreation 
a Bible study and a few hymns are 
used as a period of worship. Three 
bridal showers have been held in the 
gymnasium this summer. There was 
ample room for all who attended. 

The basement of this building has 
not been developed. It is hoped in 
the near future to have means to put 
in showers, toilets, wash rooms, a 
kitchenette, a dining room, and a Boy 
Scout room, in the basement more 
Sunday school room can be develop- 
ed if needed. 

Every one is enjoying the u^e of 
the Memorial Building, and it will be- 
come more useful as the years go by. 
We are thankful to all who have given 
to make this dream come true. The 
picture of interior shows a basketball 
scrimmage. Young people from Jef- 
ferson, Laurel Fork, and Bethel have 
been visiting on Youth night and en- 
joying the fellowship with us. 

Home Furnishing 
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Health and Beauty Aids 
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PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1960 




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MRS. RICHARD MILLER, Pearl 
Jean, was the faithful driver for the 
Glendale Springs Bible School, driv- 
ing the old carry-all. 

Four Weddings In 

Glendale Field 



Four weddings in a row was the 
rush in the Glendale Springs Field this 
summer. Of course there were others 
but the four were young people of the 
Glendale Field. 

WHITMER - LUKE 

The first wedding of the summer 
was that of Mary Frances Luke, the 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke 
on June the 25th at 4 p. m. Miss Luke 
was united in marriage to Mr. Roy 
William Whitmer, Jr. of Danville, Va. 
Dr. J. K. Roberts was the officiating 
minister at the bride's home church 
at Glendale Springs, N. C. Dr. Roberts 
is the pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Danville, Va. where Miss 
Luke served as Director of Christian 
Education. After the wedding cere- 
mony, a reception was held in the 
Memorial Building adjoining the chur- 
ch. Mr. and Mrs. Whitmer make their 
home in Danville, Va. 

PHILLIPS - PENDRY 

The second wedding of the summer 
was that of Miss Donna Pendry the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Pen- 
dry of Laurel Springs, N. C. Miss Pen- 
dry was united in marriage to Mr. 
Bill Phillips of Sparta, N. C. The cere- 
mony was performed by the pastor, 
Rev. J. W. Luke, in Miss Pendry's 
home church, the Laurel Fork Pres- 
byterian Church. The wedding took 
place on July 13 at 2 p. m. A wedding 
dinner was served at the Pendry home. 
The bride and groom are now living 
in Texas where Mr. Phillips is serv- 
ing in the armed forces. 

JOINES - CHURCH 

The third wedding of the summer 
was that of James Joines and Miss 
Drusilla Church. James was one of the 

Lansing Grocery 
Company 



Glade Valley Jefferson Manse 

Opens 51st Session Has Been Repaired 



Glade Valley school, under the sup- 
erintendency of Harold P. Jones, op- 
ened its fifty-first session on August 
29. Both dormitories are full to ca- 
pacity. Application for admission has 
been the heaviest in the history of the 
school. For the current vacancies the 
admissions committee has been able to 
accept fewer than one out of every 
three applicants. 

The Glade Valley campus has affor- 
ed many "mountain-top" experiences 
during the summer. The senior high 
fellowship of Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery was held here in June. In July 
the young people of the First Metho- 
dist church in Newton had a week's 

best scouts of troop 115, and lived at 
Wilbar, N. C. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. J. W. Luke in the 
Union Baptist Church at Wilbar, N. 
C. on July 9th at 2:30 p. m. 

SMILEY - MILLER 

The fourth wedding of the summer 
was that of David Smiley and Miss 
Martha Rose Miller. Mr. Smiley is one 
of the teachers at Glade Valley school. 
Miss Miller is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Kenneth Miller of Sparta, N. C. 
The ceremony was performed by Rev. 
J. W. Luke in the Presbyterian Church 
of Sparta, N. C. at 4 p. m. A reception 
was enjoyed at the community house 
in Sparta, N. C. The Smileys will 
make their home at Glade Valley, N. 
C. Mrs. Smiley will continue teaching 
in Alleghany county. 



The Jefferson Manse porch has been 
well repaired. The front porch of the 
manse was deteriorating with weather. 
A new floor has been laid which has 
been a needed improvement. 

retreat on the campus. This was fol- 
lowed by the Mount Haven Bible Con- 
ference. The Advisory Board of the 
Women of the Church of Winston- 
Salem Presbytery held an all-day ses- 
sion on August 16. And lastly, a work- 
shop for Sunday School superinten- 
dents, secretaries and chairmen of 
Christian Education from Winston- 
Salem Presbytery was held August 20, 
21. 

The Glade Valley campus has been 
the scene of many activities also. A 
new building to house the post office 
and the used-clothes shop is under 
construction. This is the result of the 
project of the Women of the Church 
of Orange and Winston-Salem Presby- 
teries, the proceeds having been deriv- 
ed from Glade Valley Day held in the 
local organizations of the Women of 
the Church of the two Presbyteries. 
The cottage formerly occupied by the 
Pruitts is being remodeled into two 
four-room apartments. 

Plans are in the making for the 
erection of a new boys' dormitory to 
house sixty boys. A campaign to raise 
funds for this construction will get 
underway in September. It is our firm 
belief that this building will be ready 
for occupancy in the fall of 1961. 



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PAGE FIVE 



Bible Schools In 

Glendale Field 



Now that the Daily Vacation Bible 
Schools are over in the Glendale 
Springs Field we can look back over 
the summer and give a short review 
of the three Bible Schools held. 

Because of the late snows causing 
a late public school term, the Bible 
Schools did not begin until June 27. 
Bethel Church Bible School was held 
first on dates June 27 through July 
8. This school was one of the most 
successful schools we have had in the 
last few years. The teen-agers surpris- 
ed us with the largest class. The total 
enrollment was 58. Miss Katheryn 
Shepherd is to be commended as the 
bus driver for the Bible School as well 
as teaching the beginners class. 

The Miller's Church also participat- 
ed in this school with a number of at- 
tendants and Miss Paula Jean Wayne 
who taught the Junior Class. Mrs. Jim- 
mie Shepherd was also a wonderful 
help in the Beginner Class. Mrs. Luke 
taught the teen-agers. 

The next school held was the Glen- 
dale Springs School from July 11 
through July 22. The younger classes 
from Beginner through the Junior 
Classes were held in the morning ,and 
the Teen-agers were held at night. 
The total enrollment was 78. Mr. 
David Smiley was a great help in 
the night meetings. He led the sing- 
ing and taught a Bible Course. Recrea- 
tion was greatly aided by Wade Rose 
in the Memorial Building. Those who 
helped by transportation were Miss 
Peggy Joe Miller who drove from Peak 
Creek and picked up a car full of 
pupils as well as taught and played 
the piano from time to time. Mrs. 
Richard Miller was a great help in 
driving the Carry-All and picking up 
many children. Others who helped in 
this school were Mrs. Emma Bare, 
Martha Rose Miller, Mrs. Wade Rose, 
Mrs. J. W. Luke, Barbara Anne Luke. 

Laurel Fork Bible School was held 
on July 25 through August 4. The 
enrollment was 54. Because of lack of 
room two classes met out of doors. 
Volley Ball was the favorite recreation 
besides drop the handerchief. The 
ladies of the church served cookies 
and cold drinks each day which was 
very refreshing. Those who taught in 
this school were Miss Peggy Joe Mil- 
ler, who helped in transportation as 
well as taught, Mrs. Robert Hall, 
Mrs. Bryce McGrady, Miss Paula Jean 
Wayne, and Barbara Anne Luke. 

The above Bible Schools were di- 
rected by the pastor and one of the 
chief helpers and teachers was Mrs. 
J. W. Luke. A total of almost 200 
children were touched by these schools 
with a very successful season. Thanks 
and appreciation go to those who gave 



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Former Pastors Glendale Springs 

Visit In Ashe Circles Meet 



Rev. and Mrs. W. P. Boyle, mission- 
aries to Japan, and their four sons are 
visiting their many friends in Ashe 
County and are stopping with the 
Russell Barr family. 

Rev. W. P. Boyle is a former pas- 
tor of the West Jefferson field of 
Prespyterian Churches, and has been 
in Japan for the past ten years in 
missionary service. He will be in 
America for one year on furlough. 
The Boyles served in Tokushima 
City, Japan, and on their furlough 
will make their residence at Mission 
Haven, Decatur, Ga. 

Rev. and Mrs. DeWitt Helm visited 
Ashe County on Aug. 16 and 17 
Rev. DeWitt Helm served the West 
Jefferson Presbyterian Church some 
years ago. Mr. Helm is at present ser- 
ving the Presbyterian Church in 
Culpeper, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Helm 
stopped over with the Lukes at Glen- 
dale Springs, N. C. on their way to 
Atlanta, Ga. to visit their daughter. 

The former pastor of the West Jeff- 
erson and Jefferson Presbyterian 
Churches, visited Ashe. Rev. and Mrs. 
B. A. Meeks and their son Edwin 
with his family visited many of their 
friends in the Jeffersons. Everyone 
was glad to see the former pastors 
and their families. 

their time and talent in making these 
schools successful. 



On July 16 the Business Circle 
of the Women of the Glendale Springs 
Church met with Mrs. Ralph Bare. 
The women present enjoyed a very 
inspirational service. After the meet- 
ing delicious refreshments were serv- 
ed. The following women were pres- 
ent: Mrs. Rex Harless, Mrs. Delmer 
Rose, Mrs. J. A. Woodie, Mrs. Jean 
Stanley, Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian, and Mrs. 
Paul Dancy. Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian 
taught the Bible lesson for the meet- 
ing. 

At 2:30 p. m. on July 22 the women 
of Circle No. 1 met in the S. S. room 
in the memorial building for the 
monthly meeting. Mrs. J. W. Luke 
taught the Bible lesson. The following 
women were present: Mrs. Frank Sev- 
ert, Mrs. Everette Baker, Mrs. Ever- 
ette Lyle, Mrs. H. L. Bare, (president) 
Mrs. 6. Wilcox, Mrs. Ed Woodie, Mrs. 
J. W. Luke and Mrs. A. R. Rose. De- 
licious refreshments were served after 
a very inspirational meeting. 

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SEPTEMBER, 1960 



Peak Creek Now In 
Jefferson Field 



The Peak Creek Church is now in 
the Jefferson Field and the pastor 
writes of the fine spirit of this church. 
He says, though small in numbers it 
is growing in grace. In association 
with the people of this church, he is 
reminded of the words found in Mat- 
thew 2:6 — 'And thou Bethlehem, in 
the land of Judah, art not least among 
the Princes of Judah, for out of thee 
shall come a governor, that shall rule 
my people Israel." 



Bridal Showers 

At Glendale 



The Memorial Building at Glendale 
Springs has been the place of bridal 
showers this summer. 

On June 11, Mrs. A. J. Woodie, 
Mrs. Wade Rose, Mrs. Delmer Rose 
and Mrs. Dudley Hartzog, gave Mary 
Frances Luke a bridal shower. Many 
gifts were presented and refreshments 
were served. 

On July 30, Mrs. Carl Miller and 
Mrs. Wade Rose gave a bridal shower 
in honor of Miss Martha Rose Miller. 
Again many gifts were presented and 
refreshments were enjoyed by many 
friends of the bride-to-be. 

On Aug. 20, Mrs. Allen Miller and 
Mrs. Carl Miller invited the friends 
of Mrs. Clay Miller to a shower in the 
Memorial Building. Mr. Clay Miller 
and his bride were just recently united 
in marriage. 



1. Don't come. 

2. If you do come, come late. 

3. When you come, come with a 
grouch. 

4. At every service ask yourself, 
"What do I get out of this?" 

5. Never accept office. It is better 
to stay outside and criticize. 

6. Visit other churches about half 
of the time to show your pastor, that 
you are not tied down to him. There 
is nothing like independence. 

7. Let the pastor earn his money; 
let him do all the work. 

3. Sit pretty well back and never 
sing. If you have to sing, sing out of 
tune and behind everybody else. 

9. Never pay in advance, especially 
for religion. Wait until you get your 
money's worth, and then wait a bit 
longer. 

10. Never encourage the preacher; 
if you like a sermon, keep mum about 
it. Many a preacher has been ruined 
by flattery. Don't let his blood be on 
your head. 

11. It is good to tell your pastor's 



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failings to any strangers that may 
happen in; they might be a long time 
finding them out. 

12. Of course, you can't be expect- 
ed to get new members for the church 
with such a pastor as he is. 

13. If there happens to be a few 
zealous workers in the church, make 
a tremendous protest against the 
church's being run by a clique. 

14. If your church unfortunately 
happens to be harmonious, call it 
apathy or indifference or lack of zeal, 
or anything under the sun except 
what it is. 

— Selected. 



Lansing Youth 

Enters College 



Dalton Barker of Lansing is enter- 
ing Lees-McRae College this fall. He 
graduated from the Lansing high 
school this past June. This summer he 
has been earning money for his col- 
lege at a job in Hickory. 

Dalton was a very faithful worker 
in the Sr. High Fellowship of the Lan- 
sing church. His many friends in Lan- 
sing and elsewhere are proud of his 
record and determination. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Centennial Planned 
By Presbyterians 

The year of 1961 should be a big 
year for the Presbyterian Church U. 
S. (known by some as the Southern 
Presbyterian Church) One-hundred 
years have passed since its organiza- 
tion at Augusta, Ga. 

The celebration of this centennial is 
to be celebrated by the program, "The 
Presbyterian Mission to the Nation." 
The church is now preparing for this 
mission, which is to be a great evange- 
listic effort to win souls. Cooperate by 
your prayers, and your effort. 



SHE KEPT HER MOUTH SHUT 



To the Waggle-Tongue Family 

They said she was a narrow prude, 
"A nasty-nice, a goody-good"; 

But she kept her mouth shut! 
Others said, "The hypocrite 
is insincere, but covers it"; 

But she kept her mouth shut! 
And whether praised, or criticized, 
Her wisdom never was disguised — 

She kept her mouth shut! 
This powerful method Jesus used, 
When Gentiles cursed, and Jews 
abused: 

He kept His mouth shut! 
And now I pass this on to you, 
With this suggestion, friend, please do: 

Keep your mouth shut! 

— George Wallace Scott. 

"In quietness and confidence shall 
be your strength." 

Isaiah 30:15. 
From the Church Militant. 

PRAYER 
BY THOMAS A. KEMPIS 



"Lord ... I offer up unto Thee my 
prayers ... for those especially who 
have in any matter hurt, grieved, or 
reviled me, or who have done me any 
damage or displeasure. For all those 
also, whom at anytime I have griev- 
ed, troubled, burdened, scandalized, by 
words or deeds, knowingly or in ignor- 
ance; that Thou wouldst grant us all 
equally pardon for our sins, and for 
our offenses against each other. 

Take away from our hearts, O Lord, 
all suspiciousness, indignation, wrath, 
and contention, and whatsoever may 
wound charity, and lessen brotherly 
love. Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy 
on those that crave Thy mercy; give 
grace unto them that stand in need 
thereof, and make us such as that we 
may be worthy to enjoy Thy grace, 
and go forward to life eternal." 

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The first settlers of Ashe county 
were, according to a historian, most- 
ly Presbyterians. The few exceptions 
were Episcopalians. According to the 
same authority, written in the North- 
western Harold, Rev. John Black, a 
Presbyterian minister located at Ab- 
ingdon, Va., preached about the first 
sermon ever heard in Ashe county. 
This was in an oak grove on Grassy 
Creek in June 1773. 

The Revolutionary War came on 
which disturbed the plans for a hoped 
for church. This was followed by 
another hurtful fact, a great exodus 
to the Kentucky regions. The Presby- 
terian pioneers were those who mi- 
grated in this movement. 



Girls Return To 

Montreat College 



In one item of news in this paper 
a revival was announced at Glendale 
Springs. At the last minute we can 
now give the result of that revival. 
The dates of the revival were August 
29 through September 4. 

Rev. Hal Bastin of Cynthiana, Ky., 
who was the evangelist in this meet- 
ing preached some fine spiritual ser- 
mons, and was especially interesting 
to the young people. About twenty 
persons rededicated their lives to 
Christ. There were eight who united 
with the church by profession of 
faith. 

We welcome the following into our 
fellowship at Glendale Springs; Wayne 
Hamby, Mike Bare, Donnie Bare, Joan 
Caudill, Doris Darnell, Gregory Mil- 
ler, Mark Miller, Peggy Severt. May 
God bless them in their Christian 
lives as they walk with the Lord Jesus 
in the life that is before them. 



The following girls from Glendale 
Springs have entered Montreat Col- 
lege for their Sophomore year: Ella 
Mae Miller, Gracie Caudill and Billy 
Faye Combs. During the summer 
months these girls worked at Mon- 
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SEPTEMBER, 1960 



Giirgamis Family 

Back In States 



Wmmmt& 



A recent letter from Elizabeth Gur- 
gamis informs us that Gene, her tun- 
band is back in the United States for 
his furlough. Many of us remember 
Gene who preached in several of our 
revival meetings. 

R^v. and Mrs. Gene Gurganus are 
Eaptist Missionaries to Pakistan. Mrs. 
Gurganus, and the children had to re- 
turn to the United States on account 
of sickness. Mr. Gurganus is return- 
ing for his furlough at this time. 

We welcome the Gurganuses back in 
our own country and hope they will 
visit us in the Ashe field, and tell us 
about their work. The Gurganus fami- 
ly will make their home in Rocky 
Mount, N. C. 

Clmrcli Conference 
Attended By Lukes 



Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke are very 
thankful to the Church Extension 
Committee of Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery for sending them to the Church 
Extension Conference at Montreat. 
The Conference dates were Aug. 4th 
through 10th. 

At the William Black home where 
their reservations were made, they 
enjoyed the fellowship of many other 
workers in our Lord's field. The 
addresses and classes were instructive 
and inspirational. We wish many of 
the members of our churches could 
receive the wonderful fellowship and 
inspiration that comes from attending 
a conference at Montreat. 

Bible School 

L t Jefferson 



A united interdenominational Bible 
School was held at Jefferson. The 
Presbyterian and Methodist Churches 
joined ranks and he'd a wonderful 
Bible School in the Methodist Church 
the first week in June. The average at- 
tendance was about 67. Members of 
both churches helped in the Bible 
School. There was wonderful harmony 
between the two churches and a very 
successful school was held. 



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our Heavenly Father. Pray for them 
is our request to our readers. 

Rev. H. R. Bastin of Cynthiana, Ky. 
has promised to bring us a week or 
ten days evangelistic meeting. The 
postponement of these services was 
from August 22 and to begin on Aug- 
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THE ASHE PRESBYT 






VOLUME XLIII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC, 1960 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 



Laurel Fork Lays 
Foundation For 
New S. S. Building 

After two years of planning the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church has 
laid the foundation for the Sunday 
School Building to be adjacent to the 
church. The Sunday School enrollment 
is about 60 with attendance averaging 
40. When Sunday School is taught 
three classes go into three corners and 
another goes to the front porch which 
is outdoors. 

The Laurel Fork Congregation have 
been selling second hand clothing for 
the last three years, also calling on the 
church to make special gifts for the 
Sunday School addition. Highway 18 
was regraded and a small part of the 
church land was cut off, for which the 
Highway Department paid $500 dam- 
ages. We now have about $2800 to 
build our addition. 

We hope to get the building under 
roof by Christmas with some comple- 
tion on the inside. We hope to have rest 
rooms, and kitchen in this building, 
besides additional class rooms. The 
men have done a great deal of the 
(Continued on page 3) 

Activities In 

Lansing Field 



Since the last issue of "The Ashe 
Presbyterian" two new youth groups 
have been organized in the churches 
of the Lansing Field. The Gillespie 
youth group was organized near the 
end of September. The organization of 
this group was a result of the strong 
interest shown by the young people of 
that area in the revival services held 
at the Gillespie church during Sep- 
tember. This youth group meets every 
other Sunday night and has an aver- 
age attendance of 35 young people ag- 
ed 10 and above. 

The Foster Memorial Youth Group 
was organized a few weeks later dur- 
ing October. It also meets on alternate 
Sunday nights, and its average at- 
tendance is about 35. The age limit for 
the Foster Memorial group is from 
10 up. 

In both of these groups the program 
is generally the same, consisting of a 
period of singing and prayer, a relig- 
ious film strip on some topic of in- 
terest to young people, a Bible study 
period from the Book of James, and 
(Continued on page 4) 



History Of The Presbyterian 

Church In The IL S. Is Given 



THE GIFT PROMISED 

ISAIAH 9:6 
"FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS 
BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIV- 
EN: AND THE GOVERNMENT 
SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULD- 
ER: AND HIS NAME SHALL BE 
CALLED WONDERFUL, COUN- 
SELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, 
THE EVERLASTING FATHER. 
THE PRINCE OF PEACE." 

THE GIFT RECEIVED 

LUKE 2:10-11 

"FOR, BEHOLD, I BRING YOU 
GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, 
WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEO- 
PLE. 

FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN 
THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF 
DAVID A SAVIOUR, WHICH IS 
CHRIST THE LORD." 

THE GIFT GREETINGS 

JOHN 3:16 

"FOR GOD SO LOVED THE 
WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS 
ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT 
WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN 
HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, 
BUT HAVE EVERLASTING 
LIFE." 



Glendale Christmas 
Programs Planned 



The schedule for Christmas Pro- 
grams in the Glendale Field have been 
arranged for the following dates. The 
Glendale Church has planned for their 
program for Sunday night, Dec. 18. 
The Laurel Fork program has been 
set for Thursday night on Dec. 22. 
Bethel-Millers program has been plan- 
ned for Friday night on Dec. 23. Com- 
mittees for practicing the young peo- 
ple have been appointed and appropri- 
ate plays on Christmas have been se- 
lected. 



By Rev. Thomas I. Smith 



It was said (Stevens "The Shenan- 
doah," p. 6) that no one wanted the 
southern end — the frontier end — of 
the Shenandoah Valley: "Indians!" 
When, however, the influx of Scotch- 
Irish hit America in the early 18th 
century, these worthies saw no In- 
dians but rather "Philistines, Amori- 
ties, and Hittites"; and the Valley was 
opened throughout its length, bring- 
ing a host of settlers to the frontier — 
with Scotch-Irish and German pre- 
dominating. 

Now, though Presbyterian groups 
had been present along the seaboard 
for half a century, the story of active 
southern Presbyterianism really be- 
gins with the times of the "Great 
Awakening." This was a revival per- 
iod that swept the whole of the Col- 
onies from 1735 to 1770. Famous in it 
were the Calvinist Tennent's and 
Whitefield, and the Methodist Wes- 
ley's. With it came excitement, and 
evangelistic fervor, and ideas about 
conversion. Emotionalism was criticiz- 
ed by some and encouraged by others. 
Cataclysmic conversion was claimed 
to be the right way of conversion, 
which was forthwith challenged by 
opponents. And the urgency of get- 
ting ministers out to the wilds where 
the population was piling up brought 
argument over whether college train- 
ing and Seminary instruction in Scot- 
land should be required in view of the 
immediate need. 

DIVISION IN 1741 

The Presbyterian Church in Ameri- 
ca — its central body was the Synod 
(Continued on page 2) 

Mrs. Bare And Mrs, 

Luke Go To Meeting 



The thirty-sixth annual meeting of 
the Women of the Church of Winston- 
Salem Presbytery met at Thomasville, 
N. C. on October 20-21. 

The president of the Women of the 
Church at Glendale Springs, Mrs. Her- 
bert Bare, also Mrs. J. W. Luke at- 
tended the annual meeting on the 21st. 
A special item of the day that was en- 
joyed was Dr. Bernard Boyd teaching 
the study of Philippians. 



"The Lord Has Come" 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 
Rev. John B. Stanley- 
Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N. C, under Act of 
March 3, 1876. 



Christinas 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

HISTORY IS GIVEN 



EDITORIAL 

From Ashe Presbyterian, Dec. 1956 



Christmas again! And already there 
is stealing over us - that feeling - how- 
can we describe it? It is like Christ- 
mas Eve. It is warm — like a baby's 
hand, like a fire in the snow; it is 
glowing — like candles in the dark- 
ness; it is high too — like reaching 
for the stars, and like all the dreams 
we've ever known. 

It's a little easier to be a little kind- 
er now and somehow our eyes are 
open a little wider and we can see 
the other fellow's needs a little clear- 
er, and it's like being on our knees 
too, feeling so ashamed of all our 
selfishness and meanness; it's like be- 
ing near to a goal and almost — al- 
most being what we've always want- 
ed to be deep down in our hearts — 
the kind of persons we were made to 
be. 

It's mystic — it's magic — it's like 
being close to something very real; 
it's like touching the Realest Thing 
there is. It's like being at the heart 
of something — it's like reaching out 
and touching the Baby Himself, and 
when He touches you, strength comes 
into you and gentleness and tranquili- 
ty. 

That's what it is, that is the secret 
— He touches you. Emmanual — God 
with us, God in a baby; hence the 
warm feeling, the kind and tender 
touch. How marvelous, how almost 
unthinkable — that a holy, sinless God 
could be born into a little Baby — 
born to be sin for us — born to die 
for us. 

How could anyone love like that? 
You feel bigger just thinking about 
such a Love, yet smaller too, for we 
are the ones who are loved. 

God so loved — that He gave! It 
is overwhelming — pure love in 
action — selfless love, selfless action. 
It melts our hearts, and all the poor 
best within us reaches out in surrend- 



(Continued from page 1) 
of Philadelphia — thus came to know 
its first split in 1741, and the division 
came over the three matters at issue. 
"New Side" and "Old Side" were the 
names; and the Old Side held out for 
old country training, and staid ways; 
and held that conversion was usually 
not violent. The New Side organized 
itself as the Synod of New York, and 
trained men for the ministry in this 
country at Wm. Tennent's "Log Col- 
lege" (the beginning of "Princeton"). 
And the New Side was given more to 
enthusiam than their critics, and 
allowed a larger place to "religious 
experience". There were no doctorinal 
differences, however, and two "sides" 
re-united (1758) as a single Synod 
after 17 years of division; but what 
had been called the New Side had had 
more influence in the South. The New 
Side had responded more quickly to 
frontier conditions. 

GREAT INFLUENCE 
After the reunion, Presbyterianism 
grew to have a high place of influence 
thro 1 .! shout all the Colonies. Indeed, 
by the time that exasperation with the 
Mother Country had turned into the 
American Revolution and war was 
raging, in 1778 a Hessian officer — 
Capt. Johann Heinrichs — was writing 
from Philadelphia: "Call this war by 
whatsoever name you may, only call 
it not an American Rebellion; it is 
nothing more nor less than an Irish- 
Scotch Presbyterian Rebellion". It 
must be remembered that immigrat- 
ion had brought half-a-million Scotch- 
Irish to this country between 1705 and 
1775, and that they — with the English 
and German Calvinists already here 

— made an influence for Presbyteri- 
anism (in a total population of two- 
and-a-half-million) that was forma- 
tive. 

CHURCH'S GROWTH 
Following the Revolution, the 
Church's growth — 16 Presbyteries — 
made necessary the organizational 
plan of four Synods (Philadelphia, 
New York and Jersey, Virginia, and 
Carol inas), with a General Assembly. 
And the first General Assembly in 
.America met in the same year (1789) 
that George Washington took the oath 
of office as the first President. 

But the Church was to know rupture 
again in 1810, and over the matter of 
an adequate number of ministers. The 
"Great Revival" (1796-1803) had in- 
creased the number of communicants, 
psrticulary in Kentucky and Tennes- 

er to such love. 

Wonderful! But why can't it last? 
Most wonderful! — It can. "Emmanual 

— God with vis." — "Lo, I am with 
you always." — "All things are possi- 
ble to him that believeth." — I can 
do all things through Christ who 
strengtheneth me." 

Prayer — "O God, our hearts are 
hushed with the mystery and the 
wonder of the birth of Thy Son, and 
so we bow in adoring and humble 
prayer. Touch us with His gentleness 
and tenderness that all our days may 
be like Christmas Eve, filled with love 
and understanding and kindness. In 
His Holy Name, we pray. Amen." 



see (again the frontier). And when 
controversy arose concerning the 
licensing of men without education, 
and examined only as to Experimen- 
tal-religion and Motive, the result 
was the forming of the Cumberland 
Presbyterian Church from that west- 
ern Presbytery. This body continued 
from 1810 until 1906 when most of its 
membership was re-united with the 
Presbyterian Church USA. 

SERIOUS SPLIT IN 1837 

A more serious split in the Church 
came in 1837 when ferment of thought 
in America brought the Church up 
against new ideas. Though both groups 
of the halved Church — the "New 
School" and "Old School" — were 
quite Calvinistic (the "New" tracing 
back to Jonathan Edwards and the 
"Old" to the Scotch tradition), the 
"New" was inclined to greater doct- 
rinal and administrative freedom 
( Congregational influence). Both 
groups formed General Assemblies 
and were to be found in the North as 
well as both in the South, although 
in the South the Scotch tradition, or 
Old School, was predominent. 
SLAVERY QUESTION 

This was the time of gathering 
clouds over the nation concerning the 
slavery question. The Baptist and 
Methodist Churches split into northern 
and southern bodies in 1845, and when 
the New School General Assembly, in 
1857, passed some anti-slavery resolu- 
tions, the southern portion of that 
body withdrew and organized as an 
independent church. By the time that 
the same kind of split happened in the 
Old School General Assembly in May 
1861, the Civil War had begun. Ten 
of the eleven Confederate States had 
seceded. Ft. Sumpter had fallen in 
April, and blood had been shed in 
Baltimore. The atmosphere was charg- 
ed, and when Dr. Gardiner Spring of 
New York City introduced a resolu- 
tion that the assembly acknowledge 
the Church's "obligations to promote 
and perpetuate . . . the integrity of 
these United States, and to . . . uphold 
. . . the Federal Government in the 
exercise of all its functions under (the) 
Constitution," — the resolution carri- 
ed, but it split the church. 

SECESSION ISSUE 

Back in 1788 when the Constitution 
of the nation was adopted, the ques- 
tion of whether or not a state could 
peaceably secede from the union was 
intentionally left undecided. Several 
states were hesitating about entering 
the national compact, and it was 
thought that they might be encourag- 
ed to join if the "possibility" of peace- 
able withdrawal under their own 
State governments were left open to 
them. Thus, when the General As- 
sembly called upon all its communic- 
ants in 1881 to acknowledge the Fed- 
eral Government as the government 
of their allegiance, it was deciding 
the political question of "allegiance" 
which had been left moot by the 
founding fathers. Furthermore, the 
resolution's national operation would 
have made every Presbyterian in the 
South chargeable with treason in the 
individual states. The southern portion 
of the Old School Assembly thereupon 
withdrew and organized as an inde- 
pendent church, thus making four 
Presbyterian churches in the nation. 
(Continued on page 3) 



DECEMBER, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

HISTORY IS GIVEN 



(Continued from page 2) 
It should be pointed out that many in 
the north, led by the eminent theo- 
logian Dr. Charles Hodge, protested 
the spring resolution in view of its 
political implication. 

NEW ORGANIZATION 

The new organization took place at 
Augusta (Ga.), Dec. 1861, in the church 
of which Woodrow Wilson's father, Dr. 
Joseph R. Wilson, was the pastor (lit- 
tle Woodrow was 5 years old). Dr. B. 
M. Palmer of New Orleans was chosen 
the first Moderator of the "Presbyter- 
ian church in the Confederate States 
of America" — an Assembly of 47 
Presbyteries (10 Synods.) Significant- 
ly, one of the first acts of the South- 
ern Church in Augusta was the adop- 
tion of a heroic missionary platform — 
the church in the South has ever been 
a frontier minded church. 

There is not space to teil the many 
interesting anecdotes of the Church's 
history during and since the Civil 
War. In this sketch we have stayed to 
the subject of "How It Came About." 
We might mention that the southern 
branch of the New School united with 
the southern branch cf the Old School 
in 1864. (The same kind of union was 
to unite the northern branches of the 
Old and New in 1870). 



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The Presbyterian Mission 



100TH ANNIVERSARY 

Our church, now known as the 
"Presbyterian church in the United 
States," celebrates its 100th anniver- 
sary in 1961. And its celebration em- 
phasis is once more "out-thrust" — 
expansion of Christ's Kingdom. "Every 
true Church of Christ is, by virtus of 
its organization as a church of Christ, 
a missionary society, each member of 
which is under solemn covenant to the 
Head of the Church to help in the ful- 
fillment of our commission to give the 
gospel to every creature." Our Church 
pronounced that once. It now says it 
again. 



Lansing Grocery 
Company j 

Friendly Service 
Lansing, N. C. I 



j Campbell's Grocery 





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SUNDAY SCHOOL BUILDING foundation at the Laurel Fork Pres- 
byterian church has been laid adjacent to the church. 



LAUREL FORK LAYS 

S. S. FOUNDATION 



(Continued from page 1) 

work and a small portion of the tim- 
ber was cut on the church land. Be- 
fore we complete the building we will 
have to raise $1000 or more. 

Rev. O. V. Caudill has been of great 
help to us in drawing plans and also 
working out details for us. We thank 
Mr. Caudill for giving us his time and 
experience. 



Miss Roten And 

Mr. Arnold Wed 



Miss Maxine Roten, one of the rec- 
ent graduates from Glade Valley and 
a member of Peak Creek Church, was 
married to Talmage Arnold of Grassy 
Creek, N. C. 

We pray God will bless this mar- 
riage and we offer our congratulations 
to this fine couple. 



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BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS 

Ashe Hardware, Inc. 

Phone 2561 West Jefferson, N. C. 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS 

Ashe Motor Company 

Ford Service 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 



BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY CHRISTMAS 
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. 






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I Phone 4711 



Segraves Oil Company 



West Jefferson, N. C. \ 



& Feed Store 

j Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. , j 



COMPLIMENTS AND CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 



From 

Gray Brothers Furniture Company 

Phone 4221 West Jefferson, N. C. and 607 Wilkesboro, N. C. 



PAGE FOUR 



TOR ASHE PRESBYTER! Art 



DECEMBER, 1910 



ACTIVITIES IN 

LANSING 



FIELD 



^Continued from page 1) 
a time of recreation and refreshments. 
So far the programs have met with 
happy approval of the young people. 
After the Rook of James is completed 
a study is anticipated in the Gospel 
according to Luke and the Acts of 
the Apostles. 

The minister has the ready and able 
assistance of young adults in each of 
these churches in carrying on this 
youth work. Miss Kathryn Miller is 
assisting at the Gillespie Church and 
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Woody are help- 
ing at the Foster Memorial Church. 
These two young people's organization 
have been blessed thus far and your 
prayers for God's continued blessing 
upon them is requested. 

In addition to these groups there are 
two youth groups at the Lansing 
Church. There is the Lansing Youth 
Fellowship for the Senior young peo- 
ple and the Junior League for the 
Junior and Pioneer young people. Each 
of these groups meet weekly at the 
Lansing Church. The Lansing field is 
one richly blessed with the potential 
and premise of youth. 

RECENT IMPROVEMENTS 
Work has recently been completed at 
the Foster Memorial Church which has 
made this building tight and comfor- 
table for the cold winter which is al- 
ready arriving in Ashe county. The 
ceiling of the Sanctuary has been com- 
pTeteby insulated with rock-wool insu- 
lation, a new 6-room Seigler oil heater 
has been installed, and the front of 
the vestibule has been enclosed with 
door and side panes. 

This work has been completed 
through the efforts of men of the com- 
munity who volunteered their labor, 
and generous financial aid from Wins- 
ton-Salem Presbytery along with mon- 
ey contributed by the congregation. 
We are happy at Foster Memorial to 
have the church ready for the cold 
winter. 

The new pews which were installed 
last August were dedicated at a spec- 
ial service following a fellowshio sup- 
per held October 22. Around sixty peo- 
ple of the community were present for 
this supDer and service. Richard Luke 
of Glendale Springs furnished special 
music for this occasion. Also present 
at this dedication service was the gen- 
erous reader of the Ashe Presbyterian 
who made the gift of these pews pos- 
sible. 



| Home Furnishing 
Store 

Victor Clark — Worth Greer 
Lansing, N. C 



Christmas Greetings From ! 



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THANKSGIVING SUPPERS 

Thanksgiving fellowship suppers 
were held in the Lansing and Gilles- 
pie churches during the week of 
Thanksgiving. After each of these sup- 
pers there was a short service emphas- 
ing the joy and necessity of giving 
thanks to God. 

NATIVITY SCENE 

Plans are now underway to put the 
nativity scene of the Lansing church 
on one of the hill sides across the rail- 
road from the business district. This 
nativity scene was placed on the Lan- 
sing Presbyterian Church lawn last 
Christmas, but it is felt that it will be 
seen to better advantage on a hill- 
side above the town. Several new fig- 
ures of camels will be added to the 
scene this year. 



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Glendale Springs 

Plans For Furnace 

At the last session meeting of the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church 
the suggestion of installing a furnace 
in the church was brought up. This 
idea had been suggested by some of 
the members sometime before this but. 
nothing had ever been done about it. 
It was agreed to start a fund to put 
a furnace in the church. 

We do not know now soon we- 
shall get a furnace, but. we are try- 
ing to raise the money this winter to 
install the needed furnace. Any one 
who wishes to aid in this installation 
may send donations to Herbert Bare, 
Rt. 1, Jefferson, N. C. 



J&ose grocery i 

"Peace On Earth and Good Will Toward Men." 
Phone 3-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. ■ 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

C. &. H. Service Station 

Shell Gas and Oil and Goodyear Tires 



Phone 4171 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 



Bare's Department Stores 

North Wilkesboro and West Jefferson, N. C. 






A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. 

Frank EL Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products ■ — School Supplies 

Phone 239 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



SEASONS GREETINGS FROM 



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Spainhour's 



Choose your winter goods here. 



West Jefferson, 



N. C. 



North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 



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DECEMBER, 1960 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FTVW 



Lay Away Plan For 
Stewardship Urged 

The churches of the Glendale 
Springs Field are making their every- 
member canvass. We are trying to get 
everyone to use Paul's plan for giv- 
ing as he says — "Upon The First Day 
Of The Week Let Every One Of You 
Lay By Him In Store, As God Hath 
Prospered Him, That There Be No 
Gathering When I Come." 1 Cor. 16:2. 

Please cooperate with your church 
treasurer and those who ask you to 
promise to "lay by him in store" for 
each week. 

Last winter on account of deep 
snows people were not able to get to 
church services to make their offer- 
ings. If you will lay away something 
each week and keep it for the Lord's 
gift you will have your part for the 
church work, whether you can get to 
church or not. We hope that each 
church member will make 1961 the 
Centennial Year of our church a great 
year of stewardship. Remember your 
church treasurer has a hard job if you 
will not take your job with responsi- 
bility. We appreciate the faithfulness 
of each treasurer of our churches, and 
thank them for doing so 'well. 

Coffeemaker Given 
By West Va. Men 



A few days ago a letter came to us 
telling of the good news that a nice, 
big, 75 cup coffee maker was being 
sent to be used in the kitch°n of the 
Memorial Building. This gift came 
from Roger Shirly and Bill Woods of 
Ceredo, W. Va. 

Already the Business Woman's 
Circle has tried the maker out. The 
coffee was excellent and many thanks 
go out to Roger Shirly and Bill Woods 
of Ceredo, W. Va. 

Special Services 
Held In Glendale 



Thanksgiving services were held in 
the Glendale Springs Field on Sun- 
day, Nov. 13 and 20. Offerings for 
Barium Springs were received. The 
total offering amounted to about $54. 

MISS HUNT VISITS 

Miss Katheryn Hunt and her mother 
visited the Glendale Springs Manse on 
Nov. 15 and 16 on their way from 
Chattanooga, Tenn. to Richmond, Va. 
Katheryn is now living with her mo- 
ther, Mrs. Fred Hunt, in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. We trust Miss Hunt and her 
mother will make us happy by another 
visit soon. 



Christmas Greetings 

Lansing Garage 



Lansing, 



N. C. 



Bethel Revival Led 
By Lester Shepherd 

Rev. Lester Shepherd of Westfield 
held a very inspirational revival at the 
Bethel Church on Sept. 25 through Oct. 
1. Mrs. Jimmie Shepherd was welcom- 
ed into the Bethel Church by restate- 
ment of her faith in Christ. 



WILLIAM BLACK HOME 



Mrs. R. H. Waltman, who has made 
reservations for the William Black 
Home for the past three years, has 
been employed to be the manager of 
the Home for the 1961 season. She will 
after January 1, 1961 receive applica- 
tions for reservations for the coming 
conferences. She may be addressed at 
R. F. D. No. 3, Matthews, N. C. Her 
telephone is Charlotte - Liberty 5-4867. 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND COMPLIMENTS I 

Of | 



Phone 3151 



Badger's Funeral Home 

West Jefferson, N. C. j 



IT'S SEASON GREETINGS FROM 

McNeill's 

"The Friendly Place To Shop" 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS 

Belt's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 
Dial 3161 West Jefferson, N. C. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

Belk's Department Store 

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 



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SEASONS GREETINGS 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Phone 4591 "West Jefferson, N. C. 

Red Cross Pharmacy 

"Your Service Drug Store" 

Phone 98 Rx Prescriptions 10th Street 

R. M. Brame, Jr. Prop. 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

ie Bank Of North Wilkesboro 

Modern Banking In Modern Surroundings 

Friendly Service Since 1892 

Member of the Federal Deposit Corporation 



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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1960 



iener Roast Held 
By Bethel Classes 



The Sunday School classes of Bethel 
Church made a recent visit to Glendale 
Springs for a wiener roast and amuse- 
ment in the Memorial Building. After 
basketball games, and ping pong a 
hearty meal was made on the old time 
hot dogs. Miss Katherine Shepherd, 
and Mrs. Claude Shepherd drove the 
young people on the enjoyable trip. 

Business Women's 
Circle Has Meeting 



On Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p. m. the 
women of the Business Circle with 
their guests met at the Manse, at Glen- 
dale Springs for their meeting for No- 
vember. It was a turkey Thanksgiving 
supper with all the trimmings. A de- 
licious turkey, with other appropriate 
food, were brought by the ladies. Two 
men were fortunate to be present. 

The Bible lesson and business of the 
circle was held after the supper. Mrs. 
Marie Yelanjian taught the Bible Les- 
son. 

The following ladies were present: 
Mrs. Mae Woodie, Edith Bare, Lena 
Rae Stanley, Helen Rose, Faye Dancy, 
Marie Yelanjian, Pearl Jean Miller, 
Ina Bare, Sallie Harless, Hope Crepps, 
Peggy Marsh, Myrtle Haynes, Emma 
Caudill, Mary Luke, Mary Frances 
Whitmer, and Gwyn Rose. 

In Memory Of 

Elizabeth D. Wyatt 

On November 7, I960 Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Dancy Wyatt, (Mrs. W. T. Wyatt) 
of Bethel Church and the Vannoy com- 
munity, Wilkes county entered into the 
land of Glory. Mrs. Wyatt was born 
Sept. 3, 1801. Mrs. Wyatt raised a fami- 
ly of eleven children, who have shown 
the Christian Spirit of their dear mo- 
ther where ever they made their 
homes. Mrs. Wyatt united with the 
Union Baptist church some years ago, 
and later united with the Bethel Pres- 
byterian church with her husband who 
is an Elder in that church. 

We offer our deepest sympathy to 
those who have lost their loved one, 
but we also offer you our assurance 
that your loved one has entered into 
her reward and received her crown 
of eternal life. 
"Men do not die — 
They come as comes the tide 
Upon the shore; 
From out the boundless deep 
Thus to explore; 
They then return to live 
Forever more — 
They do not die." 

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LANSING 5 & 10c STORE 



Phone 7-2473 




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BETHEL SUNDAY SCHOOL classes enjoyed a wiener roast and rec- 
reation at the Memorial Building recently. 



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S WISHES 

W. J. Parts Company 

| West Jefferson, North Carolina 

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 

Parker Tie Company 

"If You Are Building See Us" 






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GREETINGS 

FOR A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AND 

A HAPPY NEW YEAR. 

Casliion Oil Company 

Distributors of Pure Oil 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



Lansing, 



N. C. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



VOLUME XLIV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1961 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 1 




NEW OCCUPANT of Lansing Manse 
is John Mark Stanley, who was born 
on December 26, 1960, to Rev. and Mrs. 
John B. Stanley of the Lansing field. 

West Jefferson 
Church Becomes 
Self - Sust a i n i n g 

The news with which the West Jef- 
ferson Presbyterian Church begins the 
year of 1961 is the news of its be- 
coming a self-sustaining field. Believ- 
ing that this should be the goal of 
every organized church, indeed that 
every such body should be a center of 
out-going Christian missionary power, 
the West Jefferson Church has tasted 
of the Lord's blessing upon dedication 
of a people and tithing in steward- 
ship. The zest that this brings into 
church life is everywhere evident in 
the departments of the church. 

On Friday, February 17, the women 
of the West Jefferson Church met at 
the lunch hour in observance of the 
World Day of Prayer. The dining fa- 
cilities were fully used at this fine 
meeting, and a message on the mean- 
ing of prayer — as reflected against 
the stark background of Eastern Eur- 
opean nations under present Commu- 
nist domination — was given by Miss 
Stella Anderson, who visited in East- 
ern Europe last year. 

Survey Leaders 

Plan In Glendale 



The officers as well as some others 
in the Glendale Field Churches which 
are Glendale, Laurel Fork, Bethel- 
Millers are taking advantage of the 
Church Leaders plan for receiving the 
Survey. They are all enjoying the 
Presbyterian Survey this year. 




§§11 1 ■ 



THE MEMORIAL BUILDING at Glendale Springs is now in constant 
use and funds are needed for heat and water facilities. 



Funds Needed For Heat And 

Water For Memorial Building 




The Memorial building is proving its 
worth of construction. Every week a 
crowd of young people play basketball 
and have a devotional in the gym. 
On March 2, Glade Valley School had 
a boy and girl game scheduled to play 
the young people of Glendale Springs. 

The heating facilities in the build- 
ing have not been developed. One 
large stove in the gym is our supply 
of heat. We have the furnace room, 
and electricity. We need a furnace now 
to heat the building. This will be 
necessary also when we get the water 
system developed. 

Water has been brought from the 
well inside the pump and furnace 
room. The tank and pump are install- 
ed, but no water system has been de- 
veloped yet. We need to develop rest 
rooms, showers and drinking foun- 
tains. The Glendale Springs ladies this 
year were asked to entertain the Group 
Conference, but it was thought not 
best since the Glendale Springs Church 
has no facilities that could furnish rest 
rooms and water which would be need- 
ed for entertainment. We hope to have 
these conveniences by next summer. 

At present guards are being put on 
lights in the gym, and lights and re- 
ceptacles are being installed in the 
shower, toilet, and furnace rooms. 
(Continued on page 3) 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 
Rev. John B. Stanley- 
Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 1876. 



EASTER 

THE VICTORY SEASON 

(Editorial) 



When Jesus came after the death of 
Lazarus to comfort the family of this 
young man, He spoke these words to 
Martha, the sister of Lazarus, "I am 
the resurrection and the life." By His 
power at the grave of Lazarus, and by 
his power at His own sepulchre, Jesus 
proved his claim on Easter morning. 

PROOF — Again and again Jesus 
had said to His disciples that he would 
go down in death to the grave, but 
He would rise again. How hard this 
was to believe and to understand by 
human beings. If they could not be- 
lieve this man of power would be 
made a sacrifice by human hands, how 
could they understand He would rise 
again? 

The disciples had seen their Lord's 
life overcome by pain, and death. He 
was laid away in a tomb of the dead, 
and the enemy had even taken posses- 
sion of the dead body of the Lord and 
sealed the cave where He lay. Utter 
despondency and fear had seized the 
followers of the once hopeful disciples. 
Some hid away in locked rooms and 
others were leaving Jerusalem. Three 
gloomy days had passed away, but the 
dawn of the first day of the week 
brought amazement, excitement, and 
finally a proof that Jesus lived again, 
as Acts 1:3 states . . . "He shewed 
Himself alive after His passion by 
many infallible proofs . . . and for 
forty days" Truly, Jesus, proved that 
statement, "I am the resurrection and 
the life," by mastering death and be- 
coming alive again. 

HOPE — The proof of the resur- 
rection brought hope again to the fol- 
lowers of Jesus. A cowered, confused, 
and aimless group of disciples became 
active, and as bold as lions, began to 
proclaim a living Christ. Peter writes 
in I Peter 1:3 — "Blessed be the God 
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
which according to his abundant 
mercy hath begotten us again unto a 
lively hope by the resurrection of 
Jesus Christ from the dead." Like a 



flame of fire that hope is passed from 
soul to soul, from village to village, 
from city to city, from country to 
country, until the message of that first 
Easter morn has been known to the 
whole world. 

JO^ — "Weeping may endure for a 
night, but joy cometh in the morning" 
— Ps. 30:5b. There was great sorrow 
among the followers of Christ. Peter 
was weeping bitterly because of his 
denial. A great company of women fol- 
lowed Jesus to the cross bewailing 
and lamenting. There was great con- 
fusion, sorrow, and desertion among 
all the disciples, for in their own 
words, "We had hoped that this was 
the Christ." But no, they had come to 
the conclusion and in sorrow, that this 
was not the hoped for Christ. 

The first Easter Morning turned the 
tide from sorrow and disappointment 
to a wild excitement and joy. The wo- 
men first carried a message of the vac- 
ant tomb, the angels, the risen Christ. 
Running disciples searched the open 
tomb, and started the fact of a risen 
Christ. Guards were seen in a dumb 
stuoor, who had been alert in watch- 
ing the sealed sepulchre. Christ had 
visited the group in a closed room, 
breathless escapees from Jerusalem 
had run back to inform the disciple of 
the Christ who had walked with them 
along the road to Emmaus. Christmas 
has always been a season of joy, but 
Faster should be of greater Joy. The 
Babe of Christmas has overcome the 
world and become the Victor of Death 
and Sin. The persecution, the ten-rota- 
tions, the unfriendliness, the suffer- 
ing on th" cross is all behind the con- 
ouering Saviour, and he has made us 
glad. 

Someone has said if you want to 
get an idea across to people wrap it 
up in a person and send it to them. 
Our Heavenly Father wrapp°d up his 
love in the person of Jesus Christ and 
sent Him to the people of the world. 
Christ proved God's love by finally 
dying on a cross for us. Christ also 
proved God's power for us by under- 
going the power of death but over- 
coming the power of death and be- 
coming the "Victor of the dark do- 
main" on Easter Morn. 

"Now is Christ risen from the dead, 
and become the first fruits of them 
that slept. 

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, 
where is thy victory? 

The sting of death is sin; and the 
strength of sin is the law. 

But thanks be to God which giveth 
us the victory through our Lord Jesus 
Christ." I Cor. 15:20; 55-57. 

World Mission 

Picture Sltowo 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



To have programs in the winter in 
the mountains you have to get ahead 
of the -weather. Although the week 
of World Missions was set for the last 
of February and the first of March, 
we took the weather by the horns and 
showed the "World Mission" film "The 
Household of Faith" on January 22, 
23, and 24 at Glendale, Bethel, and 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian churches. 
Offerings for World Missions were re- 
ceived at each church. 



GILBERT BARE 

Gilbert Bare was called unto his re- 
ward on January 25 and funeral ser- 
vice was held at the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian church on January 27 at 
2 p. m., Rev. Watt Cooper officiating. 

Gilbert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Don C. Bare of Glendale Springs. He 
was received into the Ebenezer Pres- 
byterian Church in his teen age. He 
afterward transferred his membership 
to the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian 
Church. Gilbert Bare -was a very ac- 
tive merchant, church member, and 
citizen. Our prayer is for comfort and 
peace to those who mourn his pass- 
ing. 

BILLY WADE BARE 

Billy Wade Bare, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Lloyd Bare of the Wagoner com- 
munity, was called from this life on 
December 16 and service was held on 
December 19 at 11 a. m. in the Roan's 
Creek Baptist Church. Revs. J. W. 
Luke, and Joe McMillan officiated in 
the service. 

Billy Wade was a Boy Scout in his 
younger years and a member of the 
Glendale Springs Troop 115. Our sym- 
pathy and prayers go out to those who 
have lost their loved one. 
W. T. WYATT 

Elder William Thomas Wyatt was 
called to his reward on Feb. 4, at 
th» rine age of eighty-five years. 

Brother Wyatt united with the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church on Sept. 
3, 1933 and was elected as elder of 
his church in 1938. He has served 
faithfullv as a member and elder in 
Bethel Church. 

Mr. Wyatt leaves a large family, 
many of whom have followed in the 
footsteps of their father ana mother. 

About three months ago on Nov. 7, 
1960, Mrs. Wyatt, the wife of Tom 
Wyatt, was called to rest. She was one 
of the finest Christian mothers we 
have known. Elder Tom Wyatt has 
now gone to be with his Lord, and to 
meet again his beloved wife in Heav- 
en. "Well done thou good and faith- 
ful servant." 

Who's Ahead? 



Today we seem to be in a race for 
space projects and the question is con- 
tinually brought up on TV and in the 
daily news print, "Who's ahead?" 

We are not minimizing the import- 
ance of the defense program, but we 
figure the nation who is ahead is that 
nation, whose God is the Lord. "Bless- 
ed is the nation whose God is the 
Lord," Ps. 33:12. 

We say, Ah yes, the communist na- 
tions then are not ahead for they are 
against God and Christ His Son. 

What are we doing to make our na- 
tion a nation of God? LpI us not forget 
a wise man said, "Righteousness ex- 
alteth a nation; but sin is a reproach 
to any people." Prov. 14:34. 

Righteousness and Godliness is the 
thermometer that points who is ahead. 
What are you doing to make your 
country Godly, pure, and righteous? 



MARCH, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



1961 Is Church's 

Centennial Year 



The year of 1861 is the year in which 
the Southern Presbyterian Church or 
its official name Presbyterian Church 
U. S. was organized because of the 
Civil War. This year then of 1961 is 
the centennial year of our church. We 
are not emphasizing war and division 
which came 100 years ago, but we are 
emphasizing evangelism, the winning 
of souls for Christ. 

The Glendale Field Churches have a 
program which each member is asked 
to take part in. Each member is ask- 
ed to pray for one person and try to 
win one person for Christ this year. 
If you will win more, pray to do so. 
Let us make it a good harvest year 
for our Lord and Saviour. 

Congratulations 

To West Jefferson 



The Ashe Presbyterian congratu- 
lates the West Jefferson Presbyterian 
Church in their forward step in be- 
coming self-supporting. That is what 
all of our little churches would like 
to do, and we are proud of the West 
Jefferson Church, and their pastor Rev. 
Thomas Smith. 

Jefferson Looks 

For New Minister 



How Old 
Ought I To Be? 



How Do You Sing? 



"Dear Mother," said a little maid, 
"Please whisper it to me — 

Before I am a Christian, 

How old ought I to be?" 

"How old ought you to be, dear child, 
Before you can love me?" 

"I always loved you, Mother mine, 
Since I was tiny wee." 

"I love you now, and always will," 

The little daughter said. 
And on her mother's shoulder laid 

Her golden, curly head. 

"How old, my girlie, must you be, 
Before you trust my care?" 

"Oh, Mother dear, I do, I do — 
I trust you everywhere." 

"How old ought you to be, my child, 
To do the things I say?" 

The little girl looked up and said, 
"I can do that today." 

"Then you can be a Christian, too, 
Don't wait till you are grown. 

Tell Jesus now you come to Him, 
To be His very own." 

Then as the little maid knelt down, 
And said, "Lord, if I may, 

I'd like to be a Christian now." 
He answered, "Yes, today." 

— Anonymous. 

Selected from Life Messenger Material 



We sing "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and 
content ourselves with ten to fifteen 
minutes a day. 

We sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" 
and wait to be drafted in His service. 

We sing "Oh, for a Thousand Tong- 
ues," and we don't use the one we have 
for Him. 

We sing "There Shall Be Showers 
of Blessing" but do not come when it's 
raining. 

We sing "Serve the Lord With Glad- 
ness" and complain about all we have 
to do. 

Selected from West End Presby- 
terian Church Bulletin, Hopewell, 
Va. 

FUNDS NEEDED FOR 

MEMORIAL BUILDING 



(Continued from page 1) 
Treasurer Delmer Rose, is receiving 
gifts from time to time with which we 
hope to accumulate the finances to 
complete the above needed facilities. 
God has been wonderful in helping us 
complete the building, and we feel 
sure He will help us make the build- 
ing more useful from year to year. 



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Easter Greetings 

Lansing Garage 



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Lansing, 



N. C. 



The elders of the Jefferson are on 
the search for a minister to fill the 
field. They have made several trips 
to interview men who might be pos- 
sible candidates for the field. 

People are continually asking the 
question, when will the field be filled, 
and we thought we should encourage 
the people, by saying the elders of the 
Jefferson Church are working on this 
problem. Pray for them that they may 
find a Godly man for their field. 

Scholarship Won 
By Charles Cauclill 

One of the former members of the 
Glendale Church, Charles Caudill, won 
a scholarship from the Department of 
Agriculture. 

Charles is the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ted Caudill and is now working for 
the Department of Agriculture at Col- 
lege Park. He is a graduate of the N. | 
C. State College and has a preference i 
to do his graduate work in two or 
three colleges. ;i 

Charles says he may select a west- j 
ern college for this scholarship. 

Lansing Grocery 

Company 1 I 

Friendly Service 
Lansing, N. C. I I 



Phone 3151 



GREETINGS AND COMPLIMENTS 
Of 

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West Jefferson, N. C. 



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FROM 

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WISHING YOU THE JOY OF EASTER 

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Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

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PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1961 



Li 



Because I Live 



„ 



Activities In 



Christ said: "Because I live, ye shall 

live also." 
O men, lay hold upon his blessed 

Word. 
This is our hope, like some high lifted 

banner 
Unfurled against the sky. Our hearts 

have heard 
No clearer message, and no truer 

music, 
Than this assurance from the Christ's 

own tongue — 
Because He lives, He says, we shall 

live also, 
Forever joyous, and forever young. 
Forever to advance in greater know- 
ledge, 
To fully know the truth that sets us 

free, 
To walk companioned by the living 

Saviour 
Throughout the reaches of eternity — 
Oh, what more blessed news could we 

be hearing 
Than these words loosed upon the 

winds of time? 
They lie ahead of us — the hills of 

heaven — 
With Him for comrade, and with 

strength to climb. 

— Grace Noll Crowell 

Glendale Church 

Needs Furnace 



The Glendale Springs Church has 
been heated by two oil stoves and a 
few electric heaters. For the safety, 
warmth, and convenience of the 
church, members have been asking us 
to raise money for a furnace. 

We have started such a fund and 
hope in 1961 to put in a furnace. At 
present we have about $130.00 with 
some other promises. 

We will have to raise about $300 
which is an estimate of what a furnace 
will cost. This furnace we hope to get 
will heat up the sanctuary, and the 
Sunday School rooms adjoining the 
church. 

Methodists Are 



Building Camp 



The Methodist Church is building a 
camp in Ashe County on the New Riv- 
er. In the section which was called 
Boggs School House, the Methodist 
Church has bought a large tract of 
land and is raising funds to build this 
summer. 

Injured Girls Are 

Recovering Now 

Miss Doris Woodie, who was injur- 
ed by a car wreck, is reported to be 
better and has returned home. Miss 
Woodie had been in the Baptist Hos- 
pital since Dec. 27. We are thankful 
that God is restoring her health. 

We are glad that Gracie Caudill, 
who is recovering from an operation, 
has now returned to Montreat College 
and will resume her studies at a near 



Lansing Field 

By far the happiest news from Lan- 
sing Church, at least from the view- 
point of the pastor and his wife, is 
the arrival of the first child, a son, 
born on December 26. He is named 
John Mark Stanley, and will be cal- 
led Mark. Now the Lansing manse can 
make the proud claim that at least 
one of its occupants is a native-born 
citizen of Ashe County. The parents 
of Mark are mighty proud of this new 
non-communing member of the Lan- 
sing congregation. The father can 
assure you that his son has one ability 
which might prove useful if he should 
ever become a preacher, that is a 
strong, commanding voice which he 
does not hesitate to use in making his 
needs and desires known. 
NEW OFFICERS 

During the past six months four 
new officers have been ordained and 
installed in two cf the churches of the 
Lansing Field. Three new deacons 
were elected and ordained in the Lan- 
sing Church last August. They are 
Tom Goss, Elmer Campbell, and Ray 
Blevins. Mr. Goss operates the Lansing 
Garage; Mr. Blevins operates the Lan- 
sing Service Store, and Mr. Campbell 
i; emp^yed at the Lansing Service 
Store. Mr. Blevins is the son of the 
late J. O. Blevins who for many years 
was a lov^d and honored elder in the 
Lansing Church. 

On Sunday, Feb. 5, Fred Carter, was 
ordained and installed as a ruling 
elder in the Foster Memorial Church. 
He is the son of Arthur Carter who 
has served for a good many years as 
a deacon in the Foster Memorial 
Church. 

PROJECTOR SECURED 

The pastor and the officers of the 
Lansing Field churches are happy to 
share with you the wonderful news 
that recently a 16mm sound movie pro- 
jector was received for use in this 
field. This used projector was obtain- 
ed for us through the efforts of a long- 
time friend of the Lansing churches 
and through the generosity of one of 
the larger churches of this synod. This 
piece of visual-aids equipment will be 
of great use in the work among these 
churches, especially in the work with 

future. 

Both Doris Woodie and Gracie Cau- 
dill were injured by drunken drivers. 
When will the people of this country 
realize that drink is causing more 
death and injuries than any other 
enemy we have. 



the young peoples groups. We rejoice 
at the thoughtfulness and generosity 
which made this gift possible. 
SPECIAL SERVICES 

Two special services are being plan- 
ned for the Foster Memorial Church in 
the Spring. The first of these will be 
an Easter Sunrise service on Easter 
morning. All the residents of the Nel- 
la community and the surrounding 
areas are being invited to attend this 
annual sunrise service. After the ser- 
vice of preaching, and special music 
the congregation will be invited to en- 
joy coffee and doughnuts provided 
through the courtesy of the Foster 
Memorial Women of the Church. 

Then during the week of Monday, 
April 24, through Friday, April 28, re- 
vival meetings will be conducted at 
Foster Memorial. The visiting minister 
at these meetings will be the Rev. W. 
S. Patterson of High Point. We are 
looking forward to this time of wor- 
ship and fellowship at Foster Mem- 
orial. On Friday night, April 28, the 
closing night of these meetings, all 
the community will be invited to a 
covered dish supper at the church. 

It is hoped that the Foster Mem- 
orial Church will have its new pulpit 
furniture in time for the Easter Sun- 
rise Service. This furniture will con- 
sist of three pulpit chairs, two com- 
munion chairs, and two flower stands. 
This furniture is being made locally 
in West Jefferson by D. C. Severt and 
it is being given by a very generous 
friend of the Foster Memorial Church. 
URGENT NEED 

There is a great need in the Lansing 
Field for some sort of vehicle for use 
in the youth work. This vehicle could 
be a carry-all, a station wagon, or per- 
haps a pick-up truck which could be 
enclosed on the back for transporting a 
number of persons. This is an urgent 
need! 

For instance, one Sunday night in 
January, the minister had thirteen 
Sr.-High young people crammed into 
every available inch of his Volkswag- 
en. There was hardly room to breathe! 
This is generally the case every Sun- 
day evening when the youth meetings 
are being held at the Gillespie and 
Foster Memorial Presbyterian Church- 
es. 

If such a vehicle could be obtained 
it also would help immeasurably with 
the transportation problems posed by 
the Bible Schools held in this field 
each summer. Please keep this urgent 
need in mind, and if you should know 
where such a vehicle can be obtained, 
please contact the pastor, Rev. John 
Stanley, Box 86, Lansing. This is a 
need which must be met! 



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Sales and Service 
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EASTER GREETINGS 

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"COMPLETE FURNISHERS OF THE HOME" 
Telephone No. 2581, West Jefferson, North Carolina 



MARCH, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Missionary To 
Congo Is Speaker 
In Lansing Field 



An evacuee from the Congo in 
July, 1960, the Rev. J. Kemp Hobson, 
spoke to the Presbyterian Church- 
es in the Lansing field on Sunday, 
March 12. Mr. Hobson visited this field 
once before in 1924 when Dr. R. H. 
Stone was then the pastor of the Lan- 
sing Field in other churches in Ashe 
county. 

This Presbyterian U. S. missionary 
addressed a meeting of the Foster- 
Memorial congregation at 9:45 a. m. 
and addressed the Lansing congre- 
gation at 11:00 a. m. That afternoon at 
2:00 p. m. he spoke at the Gilles- 
pie Church. 

Forty years ago Mr. Hobson went 
to the Congo to serve in evangelistic 
work. This involved preaching on the 
mission stations, overseeing evangelis- 
tic workers and the work of the Afri- 
can church and required itineration 
among the outstations of the mission. 

In the fall of 1936, this American 
missionary with four other men were 
assigned the task of selecting a site 
for the new station of Mboi. Mr. Hob- 
son did some of the first building here, 
and in May 1937, he, Mrs. Hobson and 
African colleagues occupied the new 
mission post. Here they worked among 
the heathen tribes until the Hobsons 
departure from that area. 

In a recent letter mis minister de- 
scribed his and his family's flight in 
July, 1960, after being advised to leave 
by the American Consul and other 
missionaries. "On the eleventh we 
flew. . . to Luluabourg, and we were 
able to take with us only eight pounds 
of baggage per person. That night 
there were something like 2,000 
people at the airport protected by 
Belgian paratroopers, and we rested 
as we best could on the grass." From 
that point, it was a series of landings 
and take-offs on eight different planes 
until one week later they arrived in 
Tennessee. 

When the Hobsons left Mboi, this 
experienced missionary was not only 
in charge of several committees at 
Mboi, but was preaching in 80 out- 
stations as well. With a total populat- 
ion of about 155,750 Congolese to be 
reached in this area, there were only 
60 evangelists, 22 school teachers, 2 
pastors and elders. However, in April, 
1960, he reported that "the talk of 
independence for the Congo has en- 
abled the Congolese to see better than 
ever that the Congo Church must 
eventually be independent, standing 
on its own feet, and that some day the 
missionaries will leave." 

Missionaries are still wanted and 
needed, however, and the Hobsons plan 
to return to the Congo in June, 1961. 
aft-r spending a year's furlough at 



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The Final Triumph 



There will be triumph, final and com- 
plete — 

A righteous, glorious triumph when 
men meet 

The conditions set forth by the living 
God. 

No enemy on earth can walk rough- 
shod 

Across a land and claim a victory won 

Where a people truly worship God. 
The sun 

Would darken and the stars grow dim 

Before that nation is bereft of Him. 

A vital, shining Pentecostal day 
Awaits Christ's followers on the earth- 
ly way 

If they be loyal, fearless as they move 
To face this troubled hour, and to 
prove 

His infinity, his power, and his might, 
To lead them out of darkness into 
light. 

—Grace Noll Crowell 

Bristol, Tennessee. 

A graduate of Davidson College and 
Union Seminary in Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, Mr. Hobson was born in Pear- 
isburg, Virginia. His church member- 
ship is in Potomac Presbytery. 

The Hobsons have two daughters, 
Grace, 6, and Ruth, 3, and Mr. Hob- 
son also has a grown daughter, Mary 
Florence Harr (Mrs. Ellis), of Bris- 
tol. 



Dr. Marion Boggs, 
Moderator, Speaks 

Dr. Marion Boggs, the moderator of 
the General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian U. S., spoke at the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Winston-Salem on. 
January 5 at 7:30 p. m. Members and 
officers of the Presbytery were invit- 
ed to hear Dr. Boggs in the service. 
After the service a reception was held 
in the dining room of the church and 
the time of fellowship was enjoyed by 
all. 

The following from the Glendale 
Springs Field attended the service at 
the First Presbyterian Church, Elder 
Monroe Royal of Bethel Church, R. T. 
Luke of Glendale Springs, Deacon 
Sam Miller of Laurel Fork Church and 
the pastor, J. W. Luke. 

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N. C. I 



j Campbell's Grocery 

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Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 



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Segraves Oil Company 



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West Jefferson, N. C. 



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"If You Are Building See Us" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1961 



Rapid D 



ii: 



eveiopi 
lace Around Wilkesboro 



Big development is now taking place 
in and around the old town of Wilkes- 
boro. 

A few years ago some of the min- 
isters of the Presbytery of Winston- 
Salem advocated selling the Wilkes- 
boro Presbyterian Church Property. 
The editor of this paper as well as 
other men in the Presbytery opposed 
it. We could see the development that 
was bound to come, and felt that some 
day the Presbyterian Church would be 
in a very active town. 

This dream is coming true much 
faster than expected. Other denomina- 
tions have realized this development 
also. The Lutheran Church has just 
recently moved in and completed a 
beautiful church plant at the foot of 
the Brushy Mountains just outside of 
the town limits and in the heart of a 
popular, developing residential area. 
The Baptist Church has just spent two 
or three hundred thousand dollars on 
a new plant in the heart of the town. 
The Methodist Church also did ex- 
tensive work on their church a few 
3'ears ago. It seems it is time for the 
Presbyterian Church to progress al- 
so. 

Many new stores and businesses are 
moving into Wilkesboro, which is the 
Court House Town of Wilkes County. 

The main highway to Boone, and 
to the Parkway, has been routed 
through Wilkesboro. This is Highway 
421. One of other highways to Lenoir 
is being rerouted and improved around 
the arms of the lake developed by the 
Wilkesboro Dam and Reservoir on the 
Yadkin River. A small village has 
grown up on the side of the Lenoir 
Road just outside of Wilkesboro. 

Northwest of Wilkesboro and just 
four miles up the Yadkin River the 
new dam is being built. This dam will 
be 148 feet in heighth and will pile up 
an embankment of 2,240,000 cu. yards 
of earth. This dam will make a lake 
of the Yadkin River with 55 miles of 
coast line. 

This lake is made as a reservoir 
from which Winston-Salem and other 
cities will tap if necessary for water 
supply. It is also a protective reservoir 
for floods which destroy property 
down the Yadkin River. The lake wiil 
be used also for recreation such as 
fishing and boating and resort pur- 
poses. 

As the result of this development 



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West Jefferson, 



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business men indicate that much of the 
land around Wilkesboro, and North 
Wilkesboro will become usable for de- 
velopment as it is protected from 
floods by the dam. Fifty or seventy 
families will have to move out of the 
lake area. Some cf these will move 
higher on the hills and others will 
move away. 

Another development is the settling 
of the Miller's Creek section. This sec- 
tion is centered around the intersec- 
tion of old highway 421 and highway 
16. The new West Wilkes High School 
is built here as well as the Miller's 
Creek School which has been located 
here for some time. Many families are 
moving out of the mountain area in- 
to the Miller's Creek area. This is a 
fast growing section and will some- 
day be a town in itself. 



An announcement just recently has 
emphasized the importance of Wilkes- 
boro and western Wilkes. The ground 
is now being prepared for the estab- 
lishment of a shoe factory of New Eng- 
land origin just west of Wilkesboro on 
Highway 268. This factory will use ap- 
proximately 350 workers. This will 
mean a tremendous development in 
itself. Man> families will move in as 
the result of this factory. 

Old Wilkesboro, as we call the town 
of Wilkesboro, it seems to me is in 
the midst of a present and future 
building and developing period. The 
Presbyterian Church in Wilkesboro is 
one of the oldest in the town and 
should develop with western Wilkes 
county. 

Greetings from 

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STORE 

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Land For Sale 



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Part of Presbyterian Church property not in use will be sold, j; 
The plot contains 2 4-10 acres of land. Cleared land, woods, old j 
spring, one-fourth mile to post office, half mile to Blue Ridge 
Parkway, level land on good gravel road. 

Contact Delmer Rose or J. W. Luke 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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MARCH, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Two Marriages 

At C h r i s 1 111 a s 



Miss Joan Bare, a daughter of Roger 
S. Bare and the late Mrs. Roger John- 
son Bare, was wed to Max Alexander 
Head of Matthews. Joan is a member 
of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, and 
a graduate of Pfeiffer College. She has 
been employed as a teacher in Meck- 
lenburg County for a few years. The 
groom is the son of Mrs. George A. 
Head and the late Mr. Head of Matt- 
hews. 

The marriage was officiated by Rev. 
J. W. Luke on December 17 at 2 p. m. 
in the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church. A church reception followed 
in the Sunday School rooms of the 
church. 

WAYNE - TOLBERT 

Miss Paula Jean Wayne, a daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wayne of Wil- 
bar, was wed to Travis Tolbert of 
Collettsville. The marriage took place 
in the Millers Presbyterian Church on 
Dec. 24 at 4 p. m. Mr. Tolbert is the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tolbert of 
Collettsville. 

Paula is a member of the Millers 
Presbyterian Church and a graduate 
of Montreat and Appalachian Teach- 
ers College. She is employed as a 
teacher in the Millers Creek School. 
The marriage was officiated by the 
Rev. J. W. Luke, pastor of the Millers 
Presbyterian Church. 

We pray that both couples shall have 
our Heavenly Father's blessings in 
their marriage life. 

Bare - Barnes 



The wedding of Miss Betty Louise 
Barnes to Robert Dean Bare took place 
in the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p. m. 
Miss Barnes is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Claude Barnes, and Mr. Bare is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Bare of 
Crumpler, N. C. The Rev. J. W. Luke 
officiated. 

Severt - Miller 



The wedding of Miss Shirley Ann 
Miller of Wilbar, N. C. to Mr. Larry 
Severt of Glendale Springs was of- 
ficiated in the Presbyterian Manse on 
March 10 at 5 p. m. Rev. J. W. Luke 
conducted the ceremony. 





LEUNG KWAI HING 

Chinese Girl Is 

Helped By Glendale 

Life is being made a little brighter 
for a young Chinese girl through the 
efforts of the Presbyterian churches 
in the Glendale field. 

The girl is five-year-old Leung 
Kwai Hing, who is at the Semple Mem- 
orial Roof-Top School for Refugee 
Children at Kowloon, Hong Kong. She 
is being sponsored by the Glendale 
field churches through the Christian 
Children's Fund, Inc., an international, 
interdenominational missionary as- 
sociation administering to the phvsical, 
mental, and spiritual needs of children 
of all races and creeds. 

Rev. John W. Luke, pastor in the 
Glendale field, and Mrs. Luke recently 
received a letter from Leung Kwai 
Hing, written by her teacher. 

The letter was written in Chinese 
but a translation accompanied it. In 
the letter, the little adoptee expressed 
her thanks to Rev. and Mrs. Luke for 
the package of clothing and other items 
which they sent her at Christmas time. 



Emphasis On World 

Missions In Feb. 



February is the month for World 
Mission Emphasis. The world today 
seems to be full of disturbances and 
uprisings, but we should not let this 
disturb the World Mission Program. 

In the first year of the Southern 
Presbyterian in the midst of war, the 
emphasis was put on World Missions. 
May we coninue to do the same in 
this Centennial year of our church. 

Business Women 
Active 



The Business Woman's Circle of the 
Glendale Springs Church led by Mrs. 
L. J. Yelanjian had a very successful 
meeting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
J. A. Woodie. The husbands of the wo- 
men were invited to eat with the wo- 
men. A delicious supper was served 
and the men had a social hour togeth- 
er while the women conducted a short 
circle meeting. There were 24 persons 
present including the pastor and his 
wife, who had this wonderful supper 
on March 11. 

The letter reads as follows: 
Dear Sponsor: 

Thank you for your kindness to send 
Leung Kwai Hing a nice parcel. The 
jacket is suitable to her. She likes all 
the things which you sent her. She 
will share the candy with her little 
classmates and read the books. She is 
very happy in school and working 
hard with her lessons. Is it very cold 
in your country? 

With her greetings, 

On the behalf of your adopted 
child, Leung Kwai Hing. 

Accompanying the letter was a let- 
ter from Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke, found- 
er and international director of the 
Christian Children's Fund exprssing 
"warmest thanks for your faithful in- 
terest. Without such help we could lit- 
erally do nothing." 



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church and their field. If you know of a good preacher who wants 
to move to the garden spot of the world in the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains, please contact Mr. Robert McNeill, Jefferson, N. C. 



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TTfR A<=HF PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1961 



Work Continues 

On S. S. Addition 
At Laurel Fork 



In the last issue of the Ashe Presby- 
terian the story of laying the foundat- 
ion for the Laurel Fork Church Sun- 
day School addition was written up. 

The foundation has grown into a 
building since then. It has not been 
completed but is on the way. 

Extreme cold weather and snow 
has hindered the work, but the roof 
is on and the walls are being com- 
pleted. It will not be long, the weather 
permitting, until we can finish the 
walls on the inside and put windows 
in. 

This building has been the dream 
of the Laurel Fork Congregation for 
about two years. We must raise more 
funds before many of the details can 
be finished. We hope to have rest 
rooms, kitchen facilities, and some 
Sunday School equipment, when the 
building is completed. 



Pioneer Camp At 

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The Pioneer Camp will be held June 
IS through 24 at the new Moravian 
camp site this summer. The camp has 
been built on a beautiful top of a 
mountain in Ashe county. The land 
was purchased from three Presby- 
terian members of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church and is about two 
miles from the church. 

Last winter four of the buildings 
caved in on account of the tremendous 
snows in the mountains. These build- 
ings were restored with reinforce- 
ments to hold excessive falls of snow. 

Those who sold the land to the Mo- 
ravian Church were Syd Miller, Ever- 
ette Woodie, and F. J. Pendry. 

If you would like to find the camp, 
follow highway 18 from North Wilkes- 
boro until you come to the top of the 
mountain, which is called Mulberry 
Gap. About one half mile on down 
the road you will come to a sign on 
the left, which will direct you on a 
gravel road. This road will take you 
up a mountain until you come to a 
sign on the right pointing up a road 
to the camp. The buildings are modern 
and at one of the most beautiful lo- 
cations in Ashe county. 
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VOLUME XLIV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1961 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 




LANSING YOUNG PEOPLE pose proudly with the Lansing Field's 
new micro-bus, which is being greatly used in the field. 

Lansing Field Gets Micro-Bus 

Purchased By W-S Presbytery 



The answer to a prayer came to the 
Lansing Field the first of April when 
the Winston-Salem Presbytery pur- 
chased a new Volkswagon "Kombie" 
Micro-Bus for use in the work of the 
Lansing, Gillespie, and Foster Memor- 
ial Churches. This new bus, with some 
of the Lansing young people, is shown 
in the picture above. 

The uses of this church bus will be 
many. It has been in use already in 
hauling young people to the youth 
meetings each Sunday night at the 
Gillespie and Foster Memorial Church- 
es. Also it is being used to haul the 
members of the Lansing Junior League 
to their weekly Wednesday night meet- 
ings. The bus is also being used for 
providing transportation to the Sun- 
day School at the Gillespie Church. 
For three nights during the month of 
May it was used to haul Sunday School 
teachers from Lansing to an area Lead- 
ership School in West Jefferson. 

Eighteen Pioneers from the Lansing 
Church rode in the new bus to attend 
the Pioneer Conclave of Winston- 
Salem Presbytery at the Highlands 
Church in April. Soon the bus will be 
in daily use providing transportation 
for children coming to the three Bible 
Schools of this field. The bus also has 
proved valuable in carrying the youth 
(Continued on page 7) 



Buildings Going 

Up At Glade Valley 

If you will visit the campus at Glade 
Valley, you will see two new buildings 
going up. One as you enter is to your 
left. This is the president's house, and 
is the gift of Mrs. Charles Norfleet in 
honor of the late faithful trustee, Char- 
lie Norfleet. 

The other building is being con- 
structed just past the old boys dormi- 
tory and is the new boys dormitory- 
This last building will enable the 
school to take care of about 60 more 
boys. The school is continually grow- 
ing. More applicants are on the list 
than can possibly be taken care of. 

Peggy Hartzog Is 

Graduate Of ASTC 

Congratulations to Mrs. Peggy Hart- 
zog of the Glendale Springs Presby- 
terian church who has completed her 
B. S. degree at Appalachian State 
Teachers College. On Saturday after- 
noon, May 27, Peggy received her 
degree at the graduating exercises. 



Bible Seliools And 
Revivals Planned 
In Glendale Field 



The dates for Bible Schools in the 
Glendale field are as follows: 

Glendale Springs, June 19-30; Laur- 
el Fork, July 3-14; Bethel-Millers, 
August 1-11. 

The dates for the revivals are as 
follows: 

Bethel, July 17-22; Laurel Fork, 
July 23-28; Glendale Springs, August 
13-18. 

Rev. Gene Gurganus has promised 
to be with us for the Bethel and Laur- 
el Fork meetings. Gene, who has 
preached for us a few years ago, has 
been serving as a missionary in Pak- 
istan and is home on furlough. We 
welcome him back in our field. 

We just had a communication from 
Rev. Henry Schum of Johnson City, 
Tenn., informing us he cannot be with 
us for the Glendale Springs meeting, 
but recommends Sam Moore in his 
place. 

West Jefferson 

Church Activities 



The recent quarter of 1961 has seen 
the formation of a choir in the West 
Jefferson Presbyterian Church. It has 
also seen an addition of two new Eld- 
ers added to the session, and three new 
Deacons elected to augment the Board 
of Deacons. The new Elders are Wil- 
liam McMillan and Kermit Green, 
and the new Deacons are Dale Bald- 
win, Gene Gray, and Reo Miller. All 
of the new officers will be ordained 
in June. 

In the Youth Department of the 
church, already (May 29-30) the Spring 
Retreat has been held with thirteen 
present on the overnight outing and 
studv. The minister and his family en- 
joyed the time with the young peo- 
ple at the Presbyterian Lodge outside 
of Boone. 

Also, it was the pleasure of the 
church at West Jefferson, being cen- 
trally located, to serve as the host for 
Presbytery's Teacher Training School 
for ail the Presbyterian churches in 
Ashe county. The school was in ses- 
sion the three evenings of May 23, 24, 
25, with two-hour classes each even- 
ing for the three basic departments- 
of-instruction: Children, Youth, and 
Adults. The enrollment of teachers 
was 34, and the instruction was en- 
thusiastically received. During the per- 
iod, we had the benefit of the fine 
advice and instruction of the Pres- 
bytery's DCE, Miss Eloise Wells. 

At the evening service of April 23, 
the Glade Valley school choir, gave a 
worshipful program of music. The 
choir was directed by Prof. Edward 
C Johnson. A message was given by 
the principal. Clay Thompson, who 
was present with the choir. A full 
church attended the service. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 18%. 



f ere You Ashamed? 



EDITORIAL 



A few days ago an article in the 
Winston-Salem Journal came out with 
headlines that the United Presbyterian 
church had approved moderate drink- 
ing but had advised abstinence. 

Some of the best men in our church- 
es came tc me with the article and 
said did you see this? They also said 
they were ashamed to see the name 
Presbyterian hooked up with moderate 
drinking. Such approval by a church 
is a heyday of advertisement for the 
beer and liquor business. To have a 
church approve such moderate drink- 
ing in this day when alcoholism is one 
of the greatest inward enemies our 
country and churches have to fight. 
One of the causes for the defeat of 
France before the Germans was the 
use of alcohol among the soldiers. 
Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japs 
when wine and liquor was flowing in 
special entertainment. 

Alcohol is recognized as a dope by 
medical authorities, and for a church 
to recognize the taking of such a pop- 
ular dope, and to excuse the use of 
it, and condone the use of it is in my 
convictions an appalling and dangerous 
thing. I know of a doctor who used to 
prescribe small, or moderate quanti- 
ties of whisky as a medicine. He found 
out by doing so he had helped his 
patients become drinkers and drunk- 
ards. He then was so convinced of this 
that he refused to prescribe any liquor 
for his patients. He said there were 
other medicines that were just as ef- 
fective and they were not habit-form- 
ing. 

There are very few moderate drink- 
ers in our section of the country. A 
man that can get a few swallows of 
liquor goes the whole way and if he 
can get it ends up in a drunk. 

Some of our fine posters cluttering 
up the beautiful scenery along our 
highways, show pictures of classy peo- 
ple, both young and old, drinking their 
whiskey and their beer. The signs are 



increasingly picturing younger people 
on their advertisments. God help the 
business men of America, if they have 
to drag our young people into drink- 
ing to make a living. God help our 
country if we have such heartless peo- 
ple to tempt our people. 

Back in the country on the dirt 
roads of the mountains we do not have 
the law officers that you have in the 
towns and cities or on the hard sur- 
face roads. The billboards of drinking 
gentlemen greatly exaggerate what 
goes on behind the scene. 

If the truth were pictured on the 
billboards today they would see such 
sights as these that we see in every- 
day life. A drunken father staggering 
down the road with blood streaming 
down his face. Little children scream- 
ing as they see him approach. The 
drunken form of a wretched man ly- 
ing in the cold along the side of the 
road. The forms of two Christian girls 
and college students, lying in the hos- 
pital — each one struck bv separate 
drunken drivers, and iniured serious- 
lv for life. A wretched familv with 
half-fed and half-clothed children be- 
^atise the father cannot resist a mod- 
erate drink. A mother who is trying 
to raise her children right but can- 
not because her husband gets drunk 
on beer constantly. The form of a man 
before me as I hold a funeral, shot by 
a half-drunken deputy. The form of 
many others who lost their lives be- 
cause they were driving drunk. A man 
shot in his car as it passes. A drunken 
man shot him from the side of the 
road. A mother who lost her child be- 
cause drunken soldiers shot through 
the house in the middle of the night. 
These scenes and experiences constant- 
ly come up in my memory. 

I am sure none of the parties I have 
mentioned above ever thought thev 
would kill or be killed because of 
liquor. All of them started as moderate 
drinkers. 

Shall not the Christians of America 
raise their voices against the use of 
this habit forming dope, this life steal- 
ins?, this poverty making, this mind 
deforming, this home breaking, this 
soul damning stuff, rather than con- 
done and approve of the dangerous 
use of it even moderately? 

A wise man wrote in the Holy Scrip- 
ture many years ago: "Wine is a mock- 
er, strong drink is raging: and whoso- 
ever is deceived thereby is not wise." 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



Two Babies Baptized 
At Glendale Church 



On April 23 Tommie S. Boyd III was 
baptized in the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church. Tommie Boyd III is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Boyd 
now living in Winston-Salem. Elder 
Clem Brown of the Church of the 
Pilgrims, Washington, D. C. held the 
baptismal bowl for the ceremonv. Mr. 
Brown is an uncle of Tommie Boyd. 

On April 2, John Scott Rose was 
baptized at the Glendale Springs Pres- 
bvterian Church. John Scott is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Rose of Glen- 
dale Springs. The grandfather, Elder 
Delmer Rose, held the baptismal bowl. 
Rev. J. W. Luke officiated at the above 
ceremonies. 



MRS. JACOB ZINN 

Mrs. Jacob Zinn, 98 years of age, 
passed away on Dec. 31 in Charles- 
town, W. Va. Mrs. Zinn was not a 
resident of Ashe county, but for many 
years has been an ardent supporter 
of the work in our county. Mrs. Zinn 
and her daughter supplied much used 
clothing for our second-hand clothing 
shops in this field. We are sorry this 
item did not get in the last paper. Mrs. 
Zinn was a dear person, and a true 
child of God. She is now enjoying her 
home in Heaven. 

GROVER C. BARE 

Grcver Cleveland Bare of the Peak 
Creek community passed away on 
March 12. Mr. Bare made a profes- 
sion in Christ during one of the re- 
vivals held at Peak Creek church. He 
has gone to his reward and may God 
bless and comfort his family. 

MRS. DON C. BARE 

Mrs. Don C. Bare of the Ebenezer 
community passed away on April 22 in 
the Ashe Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bare 
was beloved by all. She was the effici- 
ent treasurer of the Ebenezer Presby- 
terian church for a number of years. 
Don C. Bare, her husband, has been 
an Elder in the church for a long 
time. 'Well done, thou good and faith- 
ful servant." 

MRS. WALTER T. NEELY 

Mrs. Walter T. Neely passed away 
in North Wilkesboro on April 20. Mrs. 
Neely, whom every one called Bess, 
was one of the faithful members at 
Bethel Presbyterian church at Van- 
noy in Wilkes county. Mrs. Neely's 
home was the staying place of many 
preachers who came to hold revivals 
in the Bethel church. Mrs. Neely has 
gone to receive her crown of eternal 
life. 

MISS DOUGLAS McELWEE 

As we write the script for this pap- 
er, we have just heard of the death 
of Miss Douglas Marian McElwee, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mc- 
Elwee of North Wilkesboro. Mrs. Mc- 
Elwee is the district chairman of the 
Women of the Church in this section. 
Mr. and Mrs. McElwee are faithful 
members of the North Wilkesboro 
chui'ch and good friends to our work 
in Ashe and Wilkes counties. Our 
heartfelt sympathy and prayers go 
out to them. 

MRS. EUGENE SCOTT 

Mrs. Eugene Scott, wife of Eugene 
F. Scott of Jefferson, passed away 
Sunday morning, April 28. Miss Annie 
was a faithful member of the Jeffer- 
son Presbyterian church for many 
years. Nothing was too hard for her 
to do for her church and her Lord. Mr. 
Scott is an elder in the Jefferson 
church. The funeral was conducted by 
Dr. R. H. Stone with assistance by 
Dr. J. W. Luke. We can truly say, 
"Thou hast been faithful of a few 
things, I will make thee ruler of many 
things." She has been faithful even 
unto death. Our prayers and sympathy 
go out to her husband, as well as to 
other loved ones of those mentioned 
in the memory paragraphs above. 



JUNE, 19G1 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Glendale Girls At 

Montreat College 




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The graduating exercises at Mon- 
treat were very inspiring on May 29 
at 10 a. m., in Gaither Chapel. Three 
girls from the Glendale Springs church 
finished their work at Montreat this 
year and will complete their college 
work in other colleges. 

Miss Grace Caudill is planning to 
continue at Kings College, Bristol, 
Va., Miss Ella Mae Miller is planning 
to go to the Martha Berry College in 
Georgia, and Miss Billie Faye Combs 
has been accepted at the new St. An- 
drews College at Laurenburg, N. C. 
Ella Mae and Billie Faye will be oc- 
cupied in summer work at Montreat 
during the conferences. 

HUNTINGTON CALL 



LLOYD HARLESS of Glendale CONNIE LEE SENTER of Peak 

Springs church, who was valedictorian Creek, who was salutatorian of the 
of the Senior Class at Glade Valley. Glade Valley Senior Class. 

Glade Valley High Seliool Has 

An Inspiring Commencement 



The class of 1961 graduated on May 
19 at 11 a. m. Those graduating were: 
Jack Clyde Barr, Harry Tremont 
Beck, Rosemary Gass Campbell, Lloyd 
Joseph Harless, Judith Diane Jones, 
Madeline Stuart Kaitz, Robert Sey- 
mour Meadows, Douglas Franklin 
Pearson, James Durean Saddler, Con- 
nie Lee Senter, Sharon Elaine Stone- 
street, Judith Pittman Wall, Diane 
Harris Warren, Nancy Lou White. 

The program for the morning was 
as follows: 

After the processional by the grad- 
uates, David A. Smiley gave the in- 
vocation. Connie Senter of Peak Creek 
made the salutatory address. Catech- 
ism awards were given by Rev. R. L. 
Berry, the pastor of Glade Valley and 
Sparta churches. Many presentations 
and awards were announced by the 
principal, W. C. Thompson. The Glade 
Valley choir rendered two excellent 
numbers led by Edward C. Johnson. 

E. B. Eldridge, the ex-superinten- 
dent of the school introduced the 
speaker, Dr. Dan D. Rhodes, profes- 
sor of Religion and Philosophy at 
Davidson College. Dr. Rhodes taught 
school at Glade Valley for two years 
in the past history of the school and 
was well known to the older people 
of Glade Valley. Dr. Rhode's baccalau- 
reate address on talents was excep- 
tionally fine and inspiring. 

A Bible is given to each graduate 
of Glade Valley and Edward C. John- 
son, the Bible teacher, presented these 



Harold P. Jones, superintendent of 
Glade Valley, presented the diplomas. 



Rev. Denver Blevins, Ashe county 
boy, has accepted a call to the Sec- 
ond Huntington Presbyterian Church. 
Mr. Blevins had been pastor of the 
Neuse Forest Church, New Bern. 

Lloyd Harless of Glendale Springs 
made the valedictory address, after 
which the class repeated the class 
scripture Psalm I. 

The choir rendered the class song, 
"You'll Never Walk Alone," and the 
benediction was pronounced by Rev. 
R. L. Berry. 

May God bless the graduates from 
Glade Valley, that they will find great 
services for their Lord and Saviour. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1981 



Laynes And Miss 

Aclieson To Be Here 



We are glad to announce that Miss 
Evelyn Acheson will be with us this 
summer as a voluntary helper in Bible 
Schools and church work. Miss Ache- 
son is beloved by our people, and is 
now teaching school in the West End 
Presbyterian Church School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layne will al- 
so be with us this summer to help 
in church work and Bible schools. 
Mrs. Layne is the principal of the West 
End Presbyterian Church School and 
an excellent Bible Teacher. Mr. Layne 
is also an excellent church worker, 
and worker among young people. 

We are very glad to have these 
Christian workers with us this sum- 
mer. We welcome them in our midst 
and pray that God will bless their stay 
with us. 

Supper Meetings 

Held By Officers 

June 3 the officers of the Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church and their 
wives ate supper at the manse. June 
10 the officers and their wives of the 
Bethel and Millers church met at the 
manse for supper. On the evening of 
May 13 the officers and their wives of 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church had supper at the manse. 

These meetings were enioyed by 
everyone. There was a lot of fun eat- 
ing and talking. At the close of the 
evening, session meetings were held 
and plans and ideas were discussed to 
improve the church work of the res- 
pective churches. Everyone had a de- 
lightful and profitable evening. 

WHAT WOULD YOU BE? 



Wouldst thou be wretched? 

'Tis an easy way. 
Think of thyself, thyself alone, all day. 
Think of thy food, they pleasure and 

thy gain, 
Think only of thyself, 'twill not be 

vain. 



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Wouldst thou be happy? 

'Tis an easy way. 
Think of those round thee, live 

them each day. 
Think of their pleasure, their food, 

their gain. 
Think of those round thee, 'twill not 

be vain. 



IN MEMORY OF 
GROVEU C. STAMPER 



Grover Cleveland Stamper of War- 
rensville, passed away on Thursday, 
June 1. Mr. Stamper was a member of 



Campbell's Grocery 

& Feed Store 



the Christian Church at Saltville, Va. 
where he held the position of elec- 
trical engineer. 

Mr. Stamper and his family have 
lived in Ashe county for a number of 
years. Mrs. Stamper and twelve child- 
ren survive the loss of their loved one. 



Well known in Presbyterian Circles is 
one of the sons, Dr. Robert L. Stamp- 
er assistant to the President of Co- 
lumbia Seminary, Decatur, Ga. 

The funeral service was conducted 
at the Ashley Chapel on Saturday, 
June 3. 



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Under Control of Orange and Winston-Salem Presbyteries 

GLADE VALLEY, NORTH CAROLINA 

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provision; objective and consistent. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAlN 



PAGE FIVE 



Bethel C h u r c h 
Making Drive To 
Build Addition 



The Bethel Church has a great need 
for Sunday School rooms. The classes 
now sit on the front porch and in the 
largest car parked on the outside. The 
rest of the Sunday School tries to out 
talk each other in the church. The 
loudest teacher wins. 

A petition has been written at the 
request of the officers of the church 
to enlist help to build a small addi- 
tion at the back of the church. If you 
are a member, put your name down 
and what you can give. If there are 
others anywhere who care to help, 
send in a gift to Mrs. Claude Shep- 
herd, treasurer, Wilbar, N. C. 

Barbecue Cliieken 
Supper Is June 24 

If you want a good barbecue chicken 
supper come to Glendale Springs 
Memorial Building on June 24. Supper 
will begin to be served at 5:30 p. m. 
and continuous service for about 2 
hours. 

The Women of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church will prepare this 
suppr-r for the benefit of the Memorial 
Building. 

A barbecue expert will prepare the 
chickens. Tickets are printed at $1.50 
for adults and .75 for children. 



Rev. R. H. Stone 



Building House 



Many of the people of Ashe Coutv 
have a great friend in Rev. R. H. 
Stone. It is good news to know that 
Dr. Stone is laying the foundation for 
a home in Jefferson. 

The home is being built on the old 
Richardson property. Dr. Stone says 
he will retire and make this his home. 



L, Fork Addition 

Ready For Wiring 



The next step in the Laurel Fork 
addition is the wiring of the building. 
This is to be completed as soon as 
wire, switch box and other installa- 
tions arrive. 

We are getting short on funds. The 
women are still selling second hand 
clothing to help raise money to com- 
plete the building. Deacon Sain Mil- 
ler of Laurel Springs, is the treasurer 
of the building fund. If you would like 
to invest in the kingdom's work write 
a check to Sam Miller. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE. 1961 



Congratulations 
To Many Graduates 
In Glendale Field 



Praise and congratulations go out to 
the many young people that are grad- 
uating in the surrounding elementary 
and high schools. We would like to 
mention especially those who come 
from the churches or are closely as- 
sociated with our young people or 
Sunday Schools. 

At Laurel Springs elementary school 
the following who attend the Laurel 
Fork Church have received their cer- 
tificate? and will go to high school next 
year: Larry White, Phyllis Upchurch, 
Mike Miller, Curtis Miller, and Willie 
McGrady. 

From the Glendale Springs church 
the following graduated at the Ashe 
Central high school: David Church, 
Dorij Ann Darnell, Dale Combs, Mrs. 
Betty Louise Bare, Carol Long, Henri- 
etta Sheets, Peggy Severt. Morris Mil- 
ler from Laurel Fork also graduated 
at Central. Other young people who 
come from Glendale and attend other 
churches, are Paul Jones, Herman 
Miller, and Betty Miller. We are proud 
of all these young people. 

From the Bethel-Millers young peo- 
ple, Katherine Faye Shepherd and 
Harold Wayne graduated at West 
Wilkes high school. 

Two of our young people who are 
from Ebenezer and now living in 
Wilkesboro graduated at Wilkes Cen- 
tral high school. These are Carole Lea 
Wingler and Judy Ann Wingler. 

From Peak Creek Community Con- 
nie Senter graduated as the saluta- 
torian and Lloyd Harless from Glen- 
dale church as the valedictorian at 
Glade Valley school. Congratulations 
to Doug Pearson also now living at 
Millers Creek. 

There were many who received 
their certificates at the Glendale ele- 
mentary school also to whom we of- 
fer our congratulations. 

We trust we have not left out oth- 
ers, but to the above named and to all 
who graduated we pray that God will 
bless you as you go out in the sea of 
life. May your lives be guided by the 
hand of our Heavenly Father. 

GOES TO KENTUCKY 



Rev. John Bare preached at Bethel 
Presbyterian Church at the evening 
service on April 9. He is moving to 
a new pastorate in Kentucky from the 
Johnson City area in Tennessee. 



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FIVE GENERATIONS are, left to right, Mrs. John S. (Belle) Miller, 
who is 95 years of age; her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Johnson; Claude Johnson, 
son of Mrs. Johnson; and Tommy Ray Johnson, son of Claude Johnson, 
who is holding his five-month old son, Stephen Johnson. 



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Preacher For Jefferson Wanted 

The Jefferson elders are searching for a preacher for their 
church and their field. If you know of a good preacher who wants 
to move to the garden spot of the world in the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains, please contact Mr. Robert McNeill, Jefferson, N. C. or Rev. 
J. R. Smith, 200 Magnolia, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



JUNE, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



LANSING 



FIELD 

GETS MICRO-BUS 



(Continued from page 1) 
of the Lansing Field on several out- 
ings. 

The Lansing Church field is grate- 
ful to the Winston-Salem Presbytery 
for making the purchase of this much- 
needed vehicle possible. To purchase 
this Micro-Bus the Presbytery had to 
borrow the amount of $1800.00. In a 
letter sent to the Lansing Field 
Churches, the following statement was 
made by the Executive Committee of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery. "After re- 
viewing the great need that exists in 
the Lansing Field for transportation 
in connection with the church school 
and youth programs in the churches, 
the committee voted to borrow up to 
$1800 for the purchase of a Volkswag- 
on Kombie station-wagon. This action 
was taken with the following under- 
standings: A. Every opportunity will 
be advanced to present this need to in- 
terested individuals in the exoectation 
that these individuals would contri- 
bute fund? sufficient to cover the 
amount of th; committee's loan. B. 
That the Lansing Field Churches 
would provide, in full, for the opera- 
tion, maintenance and insurance for 
this vehicle." 

It is hoped that some of the readers 
of the Ashe Presbyterian will feel mo- 
tivated to make a contribution toward 
the repayment of the loan received by 
Winston-Salem Presbytery for this 
worthy cause. Such donations should 
be sent to Winston-Salem Presbytery, 
200 Magnolia Street, Winston-Salem, 
N. C. 

PAINTING DONE 

Spring cleaning came for Gillespie 
and Foster Memorial churches during 
February this year. The ladies of the 
Gillespie church purchased paint for 
the sanctuary of the church. Then 
with the aid of one professional paint- 
er and the pastor and his wife several 
very delightful days were spent beau- 
tifying the sanctuary. During this time 
the sanctuary was repainted, the pews 
were taken up so that the floors could 
be waxed and polished, the pews were 
cleaned and waxed, and the windows 
were all cleaned. During this work 
much fun and fellowship was enjoy- 
ed. The ladies brought lunch with 
them each day so that the work could 
continue uninterrupted. 

Next, the ladies painted the outside 
windows while the pastor and two pro- 
fessional painters put two much-need- 
ed coats of paint on the eaves and oth- 
er outside woodwork. Following this 
the Gillespie Youth Group bought 
paint and painted the fellowship hall 
downstairs. The Gillespie church real- 
ly gleams both inside and outside now! 

The Foster Memorial church hired 
two professional painters to paint the 
eaves, windows, and other outside 
woodwork of their church building. 
In addition the ladies of the church 
gave the inside a thorough spring 
cleaning. 

We are thankful for the pride shown 
in the upkeep of these two church 
buildings. 

RENOVATION BEGUN 

Numerous renovations and improve- 
ments are urgently needed now on the 
Lansing church building. Several 



months ago a very generous Christian 
person, who has a special interest in 
the churches of the mountain area, 
challenged the Lansing congregation 
with a gift of $2,000 if the Lansing 
church would raise an equal amount. 
The Lansing church has gratefully ac- 
cepted the challenge and is now en- 
gaged in the endeavor to raise their 
share. This money is to be used en- 
tirely on the renovations of the Lan- 
sing church building. 

The Rev. O. V. Caudill, recently re- 
tired secretary of Church Architecture 
for the Assembly, met with the offic- 
ers of the Lansing church near the end 
of April to make a preliminary sur- 
vey of their building's needs. Mr. Cau- 
dill has submitted his recommenda- 
tions and they are now under study 
by the Landing buiMing committee 
headed by Victor Clark. Walter Os- 
borne has been select-d as chairman 
nf the Finance Committee for this pro- 
ject. It is expected that these two 
committees will meet again with Mr. 
Caudill sometime during the month of 
July. 

Your praters are requested for the 
success of this much needed program 
of renovation. Anv persons desiring to 
make a contribution to aid in this 
work may do so by sending the gift 
to the Lansing Presbyterian Church, 
Box 86, Lansing, N. C. 

NEW PULPIT FURNITURE 

Beautiful new pulpit furniture of 
natural finish light oak consisting of 
three pulpit chairs, two communion 
chairs, and two flower stands -was 
recently dedicated for use in the Fos- 
ter Memorial church. This pulpit 
furniture is the gift of a friend deeply 
interested in the work at the Foster 
Memorial church. The new furniture 
was made locally by D. C. Severt of 
West Jefferson. It was received by the 
church just in time for the special Eas- 
ter Sunrise Service held Faster morn- 
ing at the Foster Memorial church. 



Wiener Roast Held 
By Young People 

Saturday, June 3, was the day set 
for the young people from Glendale 
Field to meet for games, wiener roast 
and for a worship meeting. 

Bethel -Millers, Laurel Fork and 
Glendale Young People had a great 
time together. 

The Foster Memorial congregation is 
deeply thankful for the spirit of love 
which prompted this wonderful gift. 

SPECIAL SERVICES 

Foster Memorial was host for the 
North Wilkesboro District meeting of 
Winston-Salem Presbyterians on April 
13. Approximately 75 ladies were 
present for this meeting. Inspite of the 
cold, snowy weather that day, a grand 
time of fellowship was enjoved by all. 
Mrs. W. H McElwee of North Wilkes- 
boro presided, and the Rev. Archie Mc- 
Kee, pastor of the Lenoir Presbyterian 
church, was present to bring the in- 
spirational address. President of the 
lo^al Wom°n of the Church at Foster 
Memorial is Mrs. Bina Davis. 

A week of special revival services 
was conducted at Foster Memorial 
April 24-28. Preaching at these services 
was the Rev. W. S. Patterson from the 
Presbyterian Home in High Point. This 
was the third time Rev. Mr. Patter- 
son has held revival services in Lan- 
sing Field churches. Mr. Patterson 
gave a fine series of sermons on the 
topic "What It Means to Be A Christ- 
ian." 

LANSING FIELD BIBLE SCHOOLS 

The Gillespie Bible S-hool will be 
held June o-16, the Lansing Bible 
School will be conducted July 10-15, 
and the Foster Memorial Bible School 
will be conducted July 24 - August 4. 
Each of these schools will be held from 
9:00 - 11:30 a. m. 



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PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE. 1961 



Developments At 



Memorial Building 



The last few weeks have seen new 
developments around the Memorial 
Building at Glendale Springs. The 
road in front of the building has been 
cut down two feet so as to drain water 
from the building, and a spacious 
parking lot is being developed in front 
of the building. 

A septic tank and drain field have 
been completed. Bert Dixon is putting 
in the plumbing, and we hope to have 
rest rooms for the summer. Tiling has 
been laid to drain the water from the 
roof of the building. Mr. Carter of Mt. 
Airy has given us a number of folding 
chairs. 

"AS YOU FIND THEM" 



Once when a prophet in a palm shade 

lay> 
A traveller stopped at noon one dusty- 
day, 
And asked, "What sort of people in 

this land?" 
The prophet answered, lifting happy 

hand, 
"Well, friend, what sort of people 

whence you came?" 
"What sort!" the traveller snorted; 

"knaves and fools!" 
"Well," said the prophet, "When your 

fever cools 
You'll find the people here the very 

same." 

Another stranger at the dust drew 
near 

And paused to ask, "What sort of peo- 
ple here?" 

"Well, friend, what were the people 
whence you came?" 

"Ah," smiled the stranger, "they were 
good and wise." 

Then, smiled the prophet, laughing in 
his eyes, 

"You'll find the people here the very 
same." 

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Presbyterian" has been coming to me 
here in Brazil through whose initia- 
tive, I never knew. But I have enjoy- 
ed reading your paper; the last num- 
ber, that of June 1960 is especially 
fine. Your editorial, "The Polite 
Word" is very timely. The beautiful 
poems by Grace Noel Crowell, and S. 
E. Kiser, — the articles "Express 
Riders" and "Good News for you" are 
messages to be kept and re-read many 
times. 

In all these years, I have never giv- 
en any expression of my appreciation 
which is long overdue. 

I have also followed with interest 



the building of the Memorial to your 
fine young son who "yet speaketh" — 
and will, for many years and genera- 
tions. 

I feel that I want to make a modest 
contribution and am writing to Mr. 
Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer of the 
Board of World Missions, asking him 
to send you a small check in my name. 
I wish I could multiply the amount 
many times; but pray that the Lord 
of the Harvest will do that. 

May He bless you and your work. 

Yours in His service, 
Clara G. M. Gammon 
(Mrs. Samuel R. Gammon) 



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VOLUME XLIV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1961 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 3 




THIS BEGINNERS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS at Bethel Presbyterian 
church is being held outside on the church lawn due to the lack of Sun- 
day School room facilities. 

Three Presbyterian Churches 

In Ashe County Merge Into One 



Consummating an invitation which 
was given at the end of June by the 
West Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
to its sister churches at Jefferson and 
Obids, the invitation being given at 
the time that the former pastor to all 
three congregations, Rev. Bill Boyle, 
was present on furlough from his 
work in Japan, the three churches 
took action the middle of July to 
merge and become a new united 
church. 

The action being ratified by the 
Winston-Salem Presbytery at a meet- 
ing on August 1, Presbytery's Com- 
mission was present in West Jefferson 
Sunday, August 27, and took the neces- 
sary official action that the new church 
come into being. 

The body was given a challenging 
address by the Rev. John R. Smith, 
executive secretary of the Presbytery, 
and chairman of the Commission. With 
him were the Rev. Eugene Kirkman, 
pastor of the Highland Presbyterian 
Church of Winston-Salem and chair- 
man of Presbytery's Committee on 
Church Extension; and the Rev. John 
B. Stanley, pastor of the Lansing, 



Gillespie, and Foster Memorial Pres- 
byterian churches of Ashe county. 

Serving as the ruling elders of the 
Commission were Robert McNeill, J. 
I. Miller, and John F. Reeves (who 
(Continued on page 3) 



The Christian's 

Remedy For The 

World 



"IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE 
CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL 
HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND 
PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, 
AND TURN FROM THEIR 
WICKED WAYS: THEN WILL I 
HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND 
WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, 
AND WILL HEAL THEIR 
LAND." II Chronicles 7:14. 



Many Activities 

In Lansing Field 

During the past several weeks a lot 
of activity has taken place around the 
Lansing Church building. The lawn 
has been dug up for the laying of a 
new drainage line, huge stacks of 
cinder blocks are seen in front of the 
church, pieces of lumber are piled here 
and there and other evidences are 
seen of the work which has been start- 
fd on the first phase of the renova- 
tion program, which will be the re- 
pair and improvement of the basement 
classrooms. 

Rev. O. V. Caudill of Salisbury, is 
serving as church architect consultant 
on this project. It is hoped that the 
work on the classrooms will be com- 
pleted this fall, and that the second 
phase of the renovation program, the 
beautification of the sanctuary, can be 
carried out during the early part of 
1962. 

Already the roof has been repaired 
and all the outside woodwork of the 
church building has been repaired and 
painted. Also all of the stained-glass 
windows, including the large one at 
the front of the church, have been re- 
paired. In addition, the outside walls 
of the church are being treated with 
a water-proofing material. 

(Continued on page 2) 

Officers Elected 

At Laurel Forks 



On Aug. 27 at the morning service 
of the Laurel Forks Church a congre- 
gational meeting was held and two 
deacons and two elders were elected. 

Mrs. Sam Miller acted as clerk for 
the meeting and the pastor moderated 
the meeting. 

Fred Hart, Jr. and Bryant Upchurch 
were nominated for the office of dea- 
con, and were duly elected. 

The election of two new elders was 
also carried out. Edgar Miller and Sam 
Miller were nominated and unani- 
mously elected. The installation and 
ordination service will be held later 
at a convenient time. 

Bethel Church 

Needs S. S. Rooms 



In this paper you will see a picture 
of Mrs. Junior Wyatt's Sunday School 
class at Bethel Church as it is held 
out of doors each Sunday. This has to 
be done as we do not have room in 
the one room church for classes. 

Three classes meet out of doors. One 
meets in a car and one on the front 
porch and another on benches or on 
the grass on the side of the hill. The 
church has collected about $300 for 
starting new rooms for classes ac- 
cording to the treasurer, Mrs. Fay 
Shepherd, Wilbar, N. C. Gifts are 
needed to help these people in their 
Sunday School project. 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
July 21, 1925, at the Post Office 
of Jefferson, N C, under Act of 
March 3, 1876. 



EDITORIAL 

As the paper goes to press with 
the September issue, you will note the 
news of the merger of the Jefferson, 
West Jefferson, and Obids churches. 
This idea has been before the people 
of Jefferson and West Jefferson for 
some time, and has now taken place. 
By this uniting it will bring new 
strength, for as some have said, "In 
union there is strength." By this con- 
solidation it is believed one minister 
can serve the merged churches bet- 
ter than having several preaching 
points. 

In consolidation oi churches there 
are those who have memories, family 
ties, and loyalty to their churches 
which they do not like to forget and 
hesitate to make progressive moves of 
consolidation. I would like to say a 
few words of consolation to those who 
feel this way. Tennyson the poet wrote 
a few lines that have always been a 
comfort to me: 

"The old order changes giving place 
to new — God fulfills Himself in many 
ways." 

How true these lines are. Things 
change — roads change, people move 
away, travel is so much easier than 
the horse and buggy days. There is one 
thing that is certain, God does not 
change, yet he fulfills His work in 
progressive movements and in many 
ways. If your beloved church has 
merged with the others do not forget 
the devotion, the work, and reverence 
that has gone into your church is all 
continued in the consolidated church. 
The work that has been done in the 
smaller church is conserved in the 
work of the Kingdom of God by being 
strengthened by union. If the church 
buildings can be used by the com- 
munity for funerals, for special oc- 
casions, there is no reason why the 
community cannot keep the church in 
good condition for such uses. 

Another view that should not be 
forgotten in consolidation is to take 
care of the country churches that are 
and have been in the circuit of some 
of the churches that went into the 
merger. Consolidation is not the com- 



plete answer to smaller churches that 
need leadership and cannot consoli- 
date with the town churches. 

The late Henry Belk expressed him- 
self one day. I suppose everyone 
knows of the Prince Merchant of the 
South, Henry Belk, who founded the 
Belk's Stores and was an ardent Pres- 
byterian. Mr. Belk said, "We organiz- 
ed a Presbyterian Church in Monroe, 
(his old home town), but we never 
grew until we put county missionaries 
out into the country." Let us not for- 
get that the country people drift in- 
to town and make up the churches in 
town. The country is the feeder of the 
town. The little churches are like the 
little forts in the frontier days, they 
were the places on the outskirts that 
strengthened the larger forts. 



Laurel Fork S. S. 

Rooms Now In Use 



MANY 



ACTIVITIES 
IN LANSING 



FIELD 



(Continued from page 1) 
Inside the basement the partitions 
of the old classrooms have been torn 
out and the workmen are beginning 
to lay the block petitions for the new 
classrooms according to the plans pre- 
pared by Mr. Caudill in accordance 
with the wishes of the building com- 
mittee. The plans call for a new tile 
floor for all the classrooms and for a 
new ceiling of celotex material. Also 
the kitchen and restrooms are to be 
greatly improved. The kitchen will be 
moved to a new location. All lighting 
and wiring will be improved. 

Working closely with Mr. Caudill 
are Victor Clark, chairman of the 
building committee, and Walter Os- 
borne, chairman of the finance com- 
mittee. 

NURSERY PLANS 

The renovation now underway at 
the Lansing Church will provide a 
much needed nursery room. At pres- 
ent there are many young couples with 
small children who are handicapped 
because the church has no nursery 
facilities. 

At a recent meeting of the Lansing 
Church session plans were discussed 
for setting up a nursery. We are in 
need of five or six cribs. Anyone hav- 
ing a used crib which he or she would 
be willing to give for use in this nurs- 
ery is asked to contact the nastor, 
the Rev. John B. Stanley, Box 86, Lan- 
sing, N. C. or call him collect at phone 
Lansing 7-2513. It is hoped that we 
can get help in securing these cribs. 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

During the month of July a Presby- 
terian Youth Fellowship was organiz- 
ed at the Lansing Church. This group 
meets every Sunday evening and all 
young people of the community age 

14 or above are invited. The pastor, 
Rev. John Stanley, is serving as adult 
advisor of this group. i 

Plans are being made by this group 
to attend the Presbytery rally in No- 
vember at the North Wilkesboro 
Church. Recently an outing at Cas- 
cade Water Falls on the Blue Ridge 
Parkway was enjoyed by this Youth 
Fellowship. The group now numbers 

15 and has the potential for growing 
into a strong fellowship. 



Laurel Fork Sunday School rooms 
are now in use, but wiring, heating 
and other inside facilities must be 
completed before it can be used for 
classes this winter. 

Since the busv rush of the summer 
is about over, the men plan to push 
the work of completion. 

JUNIOR LEAGUE 

The Lansing Junior League, a youth 
group composed of children age 9-13, 
which meets at the Lansing Church 
every Wednesday night, has been do- 
ins its share to raise money for the 
building fund of the Lansing Church. 
Recently these young people put on a 
bake sale on the church lawn and rais- 
ed approximately $50.00. 

They plan soon to sell boxes of 
Christmas candv in order to raise 
$50.00 more, so that they can make a 
total gift of $100 00 to 'the building 
fund. Those young folks want the im- 
provement', to be made on the church 
building and are willing to get out 
and work to make them possible. 

NEW PROPERTY PURCHASED 

The Lansing Presbyterian church is 
happy to announce the purchase of the 
lot of ground just adjacent to the 
church building. This purchase of land 
will greatly increase the beauty of the 
church's location and provide room 
for any future additions to the pres- 
ent church building. 

The Church Extention Committee of 
Winston-Salem Presbyterv is giving 
the Lansing church some financial aid 
in making this purchase. The Lansing 
church is to assume use of this land 
the first of November. 

GILLESPIE REVIVAL 

Revival services are being planned 
for one week during October at the 
Gillespie Presbyterian. Church. Rev. 
Riley M. Covin, pastor of the Bethel 
Presbyterian church near Canton, will 
be the visiting minister. Rev. Mr. 
Covin is a native of Beiton, S. C, and 
a graduate of Union Theological Semi- 
nary in Richmond, Va. 

BIBLE SCHOOLS 

Three Bible Schools were held in the 
Lansing field during the summer. All 
of the regular teachers were local 
persons. A special guest who spoke 
each evening for a week to the Lan- 
sing young people was P. B. Holtzen- 
dorff, Jr., recently retired from work 
as the General Secretary of the Clem- 
son College Y. M. C. A. at Clemson, 
S. C. Mr. Holtzendorff made a wonder- 
ful contribution to the Lansing youth 
as he challenged them to live a Chris- 
tian life. 

The total enrollment at the Gilles- 
pie Bible School was 74, at the Lan- 
sing School it was 115, and at Foster 
Memorial it was 85. 

The pastor is very grateful to each 
one of the teachers and helpers who 
gave so willingly of their time and 
abilities to the work of these three 
Bible Schools. 



SEPTEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



THE SECOND PASSENGER 

By P. E. Carman, Sec.-Treas. 

of The Amalgamated Meat 

Cutters of North America 

Positively there was a second pas- 
senger on the Russian space ship 
which completely encircled the earth 
with Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. 
The Russians will deny this. The con- 
science of Major Gagarin will not deny 
it. 

The second passenger knows exact- 
ly what happened every moment dur- 
ing the 108 minutes which elnpvd 
from the time the space ship left the 
earth, encircled the globe, and return- 
ed to earth again. This great achieve- 
ment of the Russian Government casts 
much doubt on the atheistic theories 
which the Soviet Union is openly ad- 
vocating. According to the second pas- 
senger in the space ship with Major 
Gagarin, here is what happened: 

'"The Major was all smiles when his 
remarkable feat was accomplished. In 
the space ship we knew were travel- 
ling at an unbelievable speed of 17,000 
miles an hour. We beheld a view of 
eternal space such as man had never 
seen before. We looked upward 
through a porthole of the ship. There 
really was no upward. Everything 
above us was this moment jet black, 
the next moment jade green, then gold, 
with prismatic changes back and forth 
from black to green to gold to indigo. 
There was no sky — no moon — no 
stars. Everything in the eternal scheme 
of space was a frightening vast vac- 
uum — an unbelievable void. 

''The ship was mechanically perfect, 
and angled according to design so that 
the earth could be viewed from 138 
miles up. We looked at it — a perfect, 
symmetrical, beautiful object — a cel- 
estial picture hanging in the galleries 
of limitless space, painted by the hand 
of the Supreme Artist of all creation. 
The oceans separating the continents 
appeared as rivers. There it was — 
our troubled world, so small in the 
all-eternal cosmos. Seemingly not 
much larger than a polished pebble 
with mysterious heavenly searchlights 
of purple playing upon it. 

"I looked at Major Gagarin. His 
face bore an expression of amazement. 
His lips began to move. I listened 
carefully. 'Oh Lord,' I heard him say, 
'I don't know much about you. All my 
life I have been told that you do not 
exist — that you are a myth, just an 
image of imagination, a sort of opiate 
to the people. That's a he, Lord! I 
know it. Up here one thinks other- 
wise. Up here I see you, I can almost 
feel you; you are here with me. Let 
the space race continue. When it has 
conquered, it will prove to man that 
we are pygmies and you are God!' 

"Our descent to earth seemed like 
ages, though only several minutes 
elapsed. Major Gagarin was hailed as 
a hero. Back on earth strangely he 
was a patriotic Russian again. Once 
more he was a believer in the great- 
ness of Communism. I know because 

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THIS HAPPY GROUP of youngsiers attended Bible School at the 
Laurel Fork church this summ; r. 



THREE PRESBYTERIAN 

CHURCHES MERGED 



R. H. STONE'S HOME 



(Continued from page I J 
served as alternate for John Gentry 
when the latter had to be in Charlotte 
where his daughter, Ann, was in the 
hospital). 

The united church will be known 
as the Mount Jefferson Presbyterian 
Church, and will begin with a mem- 
bership of about 150, using at present 
the facilities of the former West Jef- 
ferson Presbyterian Church. 

Presbytery also authorized that all 
property involved in the merger of 
the Ashe County churches be assign- 
ed to the full control of Trustees elect- 
ed by the new united church. 

With the strength of the new church, 
emphasis can be placed, not only on 
the adequate Church School where 
thorough Bible study will be under- 
taken for all ages, but also on the 
horizon which Christ gave to his 
church, every organized unit of which 
was meant to be a center of radiating 

I was a passenger on his space ship. 
I am his Alter Ego!" 



We notice Dr. R. H. Stone's house 
is now coming to shape as the contrac- 
tors are pushing the work along on 
his new house on the outskirts of the 
town of Jefferson. Many citizens are 
glad to see our friend, Dr. Stone, plan- 
ning to spend some time with us in 
Ashe county as he is looking forward 
to retirement in the near future. 

power so that others to the ends of 
the earth might know Christ and have 
life. 

The biographer of General Jeb 
Stuart tells us that the famous cavalry 
officer "was seldom at headquarters 
anywhere; he lived in contact with 
the enemy; it was his idea of a cavalry- 
man's proper place." And to have the 
presence of our Captain — the Lord 
Christ — his people must move to His 
side where He is, always on the fron- 
tier in contact with the enemy. A 
church must be frontier missionary 
minded in its thinking, giving, and 
praying, if it would know the power 
of Christ in its midst. This, our new 
church seeks to know. 



Phone 48 



Little Bob's Drug Center 

Corner 9th and B Street — Center of Town 
Complete Fountain and Drug Service 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 



I Phone 239 



North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



PACK POUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 19G1 



Missionaries To 

Cuba Speak Here 

It has been of great pleasure for the 
churches in the Glendale Field to hear 
Mr. and Mrs. Garatiex speak. Mrs. 
Garatiex spoke of the conditions in 
Cuba, and how disappointed many of 
the people are in the role Mr. Castro 
has played. 

The missionaries also spoke of the 
great poverty of the people and dead- 
ness of the Catholic faith in Cuba. Mr. 
Garatiex's father is at present a pris- 
oner in Cuba. 

We pray God's blessing upon these 
consecrated missionaries, and hope 
they can find it possible to go back 
to their work in Cuba when the peo- 
ple have their freedom. 

Furnace Needed In 

Glendale Church 



For several years the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church has been 
heated by two oil stoves and four 
small electric heaters in the Sunday 
School classrooms. 

To eliminate danger of fire and to 
have a warm church it has been de- 
cided to put in a furnace. We hope to 
do this by winter. Gifts by individ- 
uals and the last barbecue supper 
have brought us close to the desired 
amount of money needed to finance 
the work. 

SELECTED FROM FIRST PRESBY- 
TERIAN CHURCH BULLETIN 

Of Danville, Va. 

The reading and study of God's 
Word coLild work a miracle in our 
own lives and in the life of our na- 
tion. In Richard Green's famous "Short 
History of the English People," he 
writes these significant words: "No 
greater moral change ever passed over 
a nation than passed over England 
during the years of the reign of Queen 
Elizabeth. England became the people 
of a book, and that book was the Bible. 
It was- read in churches, and it was 
read at home, and everywhere its 
words . . . kindled a startling enthusi- 
asm . . . The whole temper of the 
nation was changed ... a new moral 
and religious impulse spread through 
every class." 

THE CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT 

Prepared By Dr. Louis C. Lamotte 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

It has been said there was room 
enough for all the people in the Unit- 
ed States to live in the state of Texas, 
if they were friends. There is no 
shortage of natural resources on earth 
to provide for all of God's children, if 

'bell's Grocery 
& Feed Store 

Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 




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FIVE GENERATIONS are, left to right, front row, George Caudill, 
96, of Glendale Springs, and Mrs. Heg Burgess of Obids; back row, Mrs. 
Jack Roop and son, William Carl Roop, and Mrs. Virginia Hodges, all of 
Bluefield, West Va. 



we learn to use them effectively and 
to conserve them without waste. One 
of the reasons some countries have 
such eroded hills is because there was 
once a tax upon each tree! John Mc- 
Laurin developed a great park in San 
Francisco. He planted thousands of 
trees. When he was a boy, in Scot- 
land, hi? father said to him, "If you 
ever hav? nothing to do, go out and 
plant a :ree." It has been suggested 
that florists keep little trees for sale, 
and every time a baby is born the fri- 
ends send trees. These would be set 
out somewhere to grow for the use of 
the next generation. 
We are told that God meant this 



earth to be a beautiful garden: "And 
the Lord God took the man and put 
him into the garden of Eden to dress 
it and to keep it. And the Lord God 
commanded the man saying, of every 
tree of the garden thou mayest freely 
eat" (Genesis 2:15, 16) It was only 
when sin and rebellion had come into 
life that war came. "Cain rose up 
against Abel his brother, and slew 
him." (Genesis 4:8) 

We need to learn to live in peace 
with our fellow men of all kinds. We 
need to be busy about our job of dres- 
sing and keeping the beautiful and 
good world in which God has placed 
us. 



Belt's Department Store 



Dial 3161 



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"The Home of Better Values" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Compliments of 

Parker Tie Company 

"If You Are Building See Us" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



M.J, 



SEPTEMBER, 19G1 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAJN 



PAGE FIVB 



TV Programs 
Cause 



4 nine 



(From "Christianity Today") 



Democratic subcommittee chairman 
Thomas J. Dock! of Connecticut said 
more than half the television programs 
featured during the prime evening 
hours are devoted to crime and vio- 
lence. 

James V. Bennett, director of the 
Federal Bureau of Prisons, told the 
Senate probers that the parade of vio- 
lence on television is a direct contrib- 
uting cause of juvenile delinquency 
and makes it more difficult to recruit 
good police officers. 

Bennett concluded his testimony by 
reciting a poem which he said he 
heard at an international gathering of 
law enforcement officers: 

Sing a song of TV 
For the little ones, 
Four and twenty jailbirds 
packing tommy-guns 
When the scene is finished 
The blood is ankle deep. 
Wasn't that a pretty dish 
To send the kids to sleep? 

Lavnes Leave 

For Hopewell 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layne have 
worked in the Glendale field this sum- 
mer, teaching Bible School, Sunday 
School classes, preaching, conducting 
young people's meetings, doing per- 
sonal work. They have been of great 
service to our people in this field, and 
we shall not forget the good work they 
did among us. 

We hope Mr. and Mrs. Layne can 
come back and be with us again, and 
we pray God will bless them as they 
go to school and teach this winter at 
Hopewell. 

When To Be Alarmed 



IF YOU FIND YOURSELF . . . 
enjoying any book 

more than your Bible, 
loving any person 

more than our Lord Jesus Christ, 
seeking the fellowship of men 

more than that of the Holy Spirit, 
coveting any pleasure 

more than your prayer times, 
reverencing any house 

more than the House of God, 
satisfied with any table 

more than the Lord's Table, 
or delighted with any prospect 
more than the return of the 
Lord Jesus, 

. . . THEN TAKE ALARM 
— Selected 



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ASHE COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION members are shown 
with Dr. Richard Young, chaplain of the Baptist Hospital in Winston- 
Salem, center front, who spoke at a recent meeting. 

Glade Valley Has Enrollment 

Of 101; Buildings Dedicated 



The fall term at Glade Valley School 
opened with the largest enrollment in 
the history of the school, 101. The com- 
pletion of the new boys dormitory, 
Kellenberger Hall, has increased the 
number of boys from 28 to 48. 

The new residence built on the 
campus as a gift by Mrs. Charles M. 
Norfleet and her family in memory of 
Charles M. Norfleet, has been complet- 
ed and will be occupied by a member 
of the staff some time in the future. 
The school is seeking a man and his 
family to join the staff and to help in 
the teaching and promotion of the 
welfare of the school. 

Several new members have been 
added to the staff for this term. They 
are Mrs. Lucy Hale, 8th grade teach- 
er, Mrs. Mary Smiley, commercial 
teacher, and Mr. and Mrs. George 
Michie who will have various teach- 



ing duties as well as being in charge 
of Kellenberger Hall. 

Through special gifts received from 
friends of the school it has been pos- 
sible to add much needed new equip- 
ment, including new furnishings for 
Kellenberger Hall and for the old 
boys dormitory now being used for 
girls; new dishes and kitchen ware; 
new typewriters and other smaller 
items. 

The school is in urgent need of sev- 
eral new sewing macnines for the 
Home Economics Department and for 
other additional equipment that is be- 
ing required because of the enlarged 

student body. 

A dedication service was held on 
September 11 at 2 p. m. for the two 
new buildings, the Kellenberger Hall, 
and the new President's Home built 
in memory of Charles M. Norfleet. 



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Phone 3251 



North Carolina 



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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1961 



Barbecues Boost 

The Furnace Fund 



In the plans of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church for this year, the 
session planned to install a furnace in 
the church edifice. They have been 
working toward this end for some 
time. 

The Women of the Church took 
things in hand and have promoted two 
barbecue suppers. Both of these chick- 
en barbecues have been very success- 
ful, and congratulations go to the wo- 
men who have made them successful. 

Many thanks go to Mr. Nichols of 
Miller's Creek, who is an expert at 
barbecuing, and has been of such will- 
ing service to our church. Because of 
the two suppers, one June 24, and the 
other on Aug. 26 the church is en- 
abled to install the furnace before cold 
weather sets in. 

Brincla Wayne 

At Pioneer Gamp 

Brinda Wayne from Bethel Sun- 
day School attended the Pioneer Camp 
this summer. The camp was held in 
the Moravian Camp near Laurel Fork 
Church in Ashe County. Brinda reports 
a good time and an inspiring week. 



Boyce Speaks At 
Ehenezer Clmr 



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Rev. Hassell Boyce, who is a Bap- 
tist minister living in Maryland and 
the husband of Emaline Farrington of 
Ebenezer, held a week's revival in the 
church. On two nights Rev. Mr. Boyce 
brought the congregation to the revival 
at Glendale Springs. 

On Aug. 20 in the afternoon Ebenez- 
er community had a decoration ser- 
vice. The graves of the cemetery were 
decorated with beautiful flowers. The 
cemetery had already been cleaned up 
and grass cut. 

A preaching service was held in the 
church at 2 p. m. Rev. Hassell Boyce 
led the service and Rev. J. W. Luke 
preached on "The Faith of Our Fath- 
ers." 

Progress Made On 
Memorial Building 



The Memorial Building is becoming 
more useful every day. Recently two 
barbecue suppers were served in the 
building and this helped our finances 
in putting in needed rest rooms as 
well as heat for the church building. 

One of the greatest needs now in 



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A BIG BALLOON was sent up by 
Rev. John W. Luke at the close of 
each Bible School in the Glendale 
Springs field. 

this building is heat. Bids on putting 
in furnaces have been given us, but 
we do not have the means to rut them 
in before winter. We use one big wood 
and coal stove in the building. This 
stove is in the gymnasium. 

In very severe winter weather which 
v/e have, it is impossible to heat the 
building. Last winter the young peo- 
ple met every Thursday — Youth 
Night — and made the best of it. Our 
next must for the Memorial Building 
is heating. 



One of the most successful Daily Va- 
cation Bible School seasons has just 
come to a close. 

The enrollment and attendance in 
the Bible School has been strikingly 
larger this summer. The Glendale 
Springs School, which was held June 
19-30, led the group of churches in 
this field, with 109 enrolled. This Bible 
School was held in sections. The 
young people met at night for their 
study, and the younger children met 
in the morning. 

The Laurel Fork School in this 
field held their Bible School July 3-14 
and had an enrollment of 84 which 
was much larger than last year. 

The last school of the season was 
Bethel, July 31-Aug. 11 with an en- 
rollment of 70. In each community 
there were a large number having per- 
fect attendance. Each school ended 
with a watermelon feast and a balloon 
ascension. Bird boxes and other hand- 
work were interesting features of the 
classes. 

Those who taught in the schools 
this summer were the following: Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Layne of Hopewell, 
Va., Miss Evelyn Acheson, Miss Gracie 
Caudill, Mrs. Richard Miller, Mrs. 
Hope Crepps, Miss Anne Tolley, Miss 
Phyllis Upchurch, Miss Sherry Mc- 
Grady, Miss Margaret Elliott Shaw of 
Wagram, Miss Katheryn Shepherd and 
the pastor, Rev. J. W. Luke. 

Many thanks go to those who dili- 
gently taught and cared for the child- 
ren at the Bible Schools, for they have 
helped to make this season the most 
successful one for many summers. 



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Phone 4711 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Where Friends Meet To Talk and Shop 



Phone 3-2552 



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Glade Valley School, Inc. 

Alleghany County 

A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS 

Under Control of Orange and Winston-Salem Presbyteries 

GLADE VALLEY, NORTH CAROLINA 

A community where there is order under authority; frugal 
but sufficient; hardworking but healthful; secure of routine and 
provision; objective and consistent. 



Harold P. Jones, Supt. 



W. C. Thompson, Principal 



SEPTEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Civil War Veteran 
Injured At Same 
Time As Jackson 



As this is the Centennial year of the 
Civil War, we have an item of interest. 
You will see a cut of Mrs. John S. 
(Belle) Miller in this paper. Mrs. Mil- 
ler is known by the name of Belle, 
and is loved by all around her in the 
Laurel Fork Section. She attends 
church at the Laurel Forks Presby- 
terian frequently. 

Mrs. Miller is of the ripe age of 96 
and very active. She was married 
young to John S. Miller, who was a 
veteran of the Civil War. He was born 
in 1835 and lived until 1929. Mr. Mil- 
ler belonged to Co. K. 37 Regiment in 
the Southern army. He was wounded 
at Chancellorsville May 3, 1363. 

The very interesting item of this 
story is that while John S. Miller was 
hospitalized in a stable, General Stone- 
wall Jackson was hospitalized in the 
nearby farm house. The dates given 
by the Miller family agree with the 
dates of Jackson's wounding and death. 

Mr. Miller was wounded May 3, 1863 
and lay in the stable for several days. 
General Jackson was wounded also at 
the battle of Chancellorsville by a 
mistake on the part of his own men 
on May 2 and died May 10, 1963. It 
is very intex-esting that the place and 
dates coincide with the dates given 
by the family. 

Methodist Youth 
Against 



On the campus of Duke University 
and against a background of tradition 
of staunch and militant Methodist dis- 
cipline, the Methodist Youth Fellow- 
ship of the N. C. Conference last week 
adopted a resolution calling for a fed- 
eral ban on the advertising of alcohol. 
This includes no doubt a variety of 
beverages from beer to champagne 
and hard liquor. 

It is unlikely that the resolution will 
have much effect but these young peo- 
ple have gone on record and who can 
say they are wrong? The resolution 
points out that the use of beverage 
alcohol inflicts serious damage, in- 
tensifies poverty and economic waste, 
leads to violence and death through 
traffic accidents, and contributes to 
public disorder, crime and moral de- 
gredation. 

The MYF has raised a lonely voice 
in a wilderness of license and un- 
bridled excesses. There is no doubt 
that the widespread advertising, the 
sleek magazine pages, the raucous tele- 
vision screen, the movies, are power- 
ful factors in the social and private 



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MRS. JOHN MILLER, whose hus- 
band was injured in Civil War at 
same time as Stonewall Jackson. 

life of the Ainerican people. We are 
a nation reeking and floundering in 
a sea of drink and indulgence. The 
alcohol beverage industry is powerful, 
insidious and persuasive. And there is 
no phase of our common life that is 
so hypocritical and dishonest as the 
unwillingness of so many to look at 
this thing for what it is. 

From "Laurinburg Exchange." 



Letter Received 

From Miss Tinley 

A letter dated July 31, 1961, has rec- 
ently been received from Miss Betty 
Tinley from Brazil. Miss Tinley was 
a beloved worker in the Lansing Field 
in Ashe County several years ago. 

She tells of going on evangelistic 
itineration in the mission station wag- 
on, and is very busy visiting Sunday 
Schools, homes in the country where 
she conducts Bible classes and worship 
services. She shows filmstrips in her 
studies and classes. 

At the annual meeting of the mis- 
sion it was voted that this fall, Betty 
could spend some time in the two 
fields at a great distance from her 
home station to do personal visitation 
and directing small Bible study groups. 
She writes there is a deep need for 
more personal contact and Bible study 
with believers and those interested in 
Christ and she feels that the Lord can 
best use her in this way. 

Those who would like to write Bet- 
ty, send your letters to Miss Betty 
Tinley, Caixa Postal, 61, Bambui, Min- 
as Gerais, Brazil. 

Drinking Driver 

Destroys Five 

Friday before Labor Day when 
everyone was asked to pledge careful 
behaviour on the road, shocking news 
came to various families, that five had 
been killed by one who was driving 
under the influence of alchoholic 
drinks. This brought much sorrow to 
families in the Laurel Springs vicini- 
ty. 

The consciences of those who sold 
the driver the drinks should sting, 
and burn until they ask God to for- 
give them for the death of a family 
and two others. Those who sell liquor 
or beer must take the responsibility 
of the results of their sales. 



| Lansing, 



N. C. 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Phone 4591 West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Compliments of 

Davidson's Super Markets 



Phone 3111 
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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 19R1 



Revivals Are Held 
In Glendale Field 
During July, Aug. 

Revivals were held in the Bethel, 
Laurel Fork, and Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Churches this summer. 
The attendance at these meetings was 
better than has been for several years. 
The interest was splendid. At each 
meeting a number of people entered 
into the consecration night at which 
services many people reconsecrated 
their lives by a special prayer. 

BETHEL CHURCH 

The revival services at Bethel church 
was held by Rev. Gene Gurganus of 
Rocky Mount, July 17-22. Rev. Mr. 
Gurganus is home as a missionary 
from Pakistan, Asia, where he has 
served for three years. Gene and his 
family will return to Pakistan this 
fall. At the services Gene showed 
slides of his work and the life of the 
people of Pakistan. 

The services at Bethel were well at- 
tended, and during the meeting we 
enjoyed the singing of the choir from 
Miller's Creek Baptist Church for one 
service. 

The people of Millers and Bethel 
Churches were glad to see Gene again 
as he had held a meeting for them be- 
fore. There were four professions of 
faith, and the Bethel Church welcom- 
ed the following into their church as 
new members: Mrs. Pete Dancy, Rus- 
sell Dancy, Elizabeth Ann Wyatt, and 
Linda Kay Bowlin. 

LAUREL FORK 

The revival services at Laurel Fork 
were held by Rev. Gene Gurganus al- 
so July 23-28. Gene having preached 
at Laurel Fork about four years ago 
was welcomed back with a great deal 
of enthusiasm. Besides many recon- 
secrations, there were 21 who made 
profession at this meeting. 

The following were welcomed into 
the fellowship of the Laurel Fork 
Church: Anne Hart, Curtis Miller, 
Kenny Miller, Darrell Miller, Richard 
Johnson, Tommie Johnson, Mike Mil- 
ler, Phyllis Upchurch, Sherry Mc- 
Grady, and Bryant Upchurch. 

GLENDALE SPRINGS 

The evangelist for the Glendale 
meeting, August 13-18 was Sam Moore 
of Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. Moore is 
a layman in the Princeton Presby- 
terian Church, whose pastor is Rev. 
Henry Schum. He was born in Leb- 

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Evelyn Acheson 

Returns To Teach 



MISSIONARY TO PAKISTAN, Rev. 
Gene Gurganus, spoke at Bethel and 
Laurel Fork revivals. 

anon of French descent. 
The meeting was well attended in 



Mi=:s Evelyn Acheson, who worked 
all summer in our field in Glendale 
Springs, will return to West End Pres- 
byterian Church at Hopewell, Va. to 
teach this winter. 

Our field has been helped by her 
work in Bible Schools and Sunday 
Schools and teaching the Bible among 
the women. We pray that God will 
bless her as she goes to her winter 
work in the West End Church School. 

spite of hay making, bean picking, and 
obligations to work in the mills on 
night shifts. Everyone enjoyed the 
preaching of Mr. Moore. Mr. and Mrs. 
Dewey Campbell from the Baptist 
Choir in West Jefferson sang, and Dale 
Neaves of Glendale Springs also rend- 
ered inspiring special music. 

The Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church welcomed the following into 
their membership: Gene Stanley, Mrs. 
Gene Stanley, Marcia and Mark Stan- 
ley by profession of faith. Mr. and 
Mrs. Will Bare were received after 
the meeting by letters. 



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Compliments of 

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"Joy To The World" 
THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



VOLUME XLIV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC, 1961 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 



Great Need For 
S. S. Building At 
Bethel Church 



The need for a Sunday School build- 
ing is seen when you conduct the 
school on Sunday morning at Bethel. 
It is almost impossible to have four 
classes in a one room building. 

In the summer time when it is not 
raining and you have good weather 
and classes are called, "One goes east 
and one goes west and one flies over 
the cuckoo's nest." This is the way 
our classes scatter in the summer. One 
stays in the church, one goes to the 
front porch, one goes up on the hill 
under the trees, and another seeks the 
cuckoo's nest of the carry-all. 

In the winter or when It is snow- 
ing or raining when the class period is 
celled, it is "you in your small corner 
and I in mine." You might call it a 
game of pussy wants a corner, for 
every class gets in a corner hoping 
their teacher will be heard and not 
disturb the rest of the Sunday School 
classes. 

The men in the church have already 
started a foundation for a small Sun- 
day School room about sixteen feet by 
thirty-three feet. This room will be 
divided into three class rooms by some 
kind of folding doors. Rocks have been 
blasted, ditches have been dug, forms 
are being set up, and some gravel and 
sand have been hauled. We have a 
few hundred dollars which the people 
have donated. We hope to have a lit- 
tle more space for those children's 
classes in the near future. 

Funds Needed For 
Big Ridge Repairs 

The Big Ridge Presbyterian Church 
building has been in need of repairs 
for sometime. Besides leaks in the roof, 
three trees blew down on the roof and 
caused serious damage. 

In October Mrs. Connie Bare, treas- 
urer of the church, stirred up interest 
in repairing the building. Money was 
raised, and a temporary job was com- 
pleted until more money could be 
raised to put new shingles on the 
whole roof. 

The treasury has about $225. in it at 
present, but we cannot put a needed 
roof on without raising $150 more. The 
community hopes to get this money by 
donations and put a new roof on this 
beautiful and needed building. Those 
who could donate to this cause, send 
to Mrs. Connie Bare, Jefferson, N. C. 
Rt. 1. 



Progress At Mount Jefferson 

As A Result Of Consolidation 




GOD SENDS THE PRINCE 
OF PEACE 

"GLORY TO GOD IN THE 
HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH 
PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD 
MEN." Luke 2:14 

THE PRINCE OF PEACE 

SHALL COME AGAIN 

"THIS SAME JESUS. WHICH 
IS TAKEN UP FROM YOU IN- 
TO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME 
IN LIKE MANNER AS YE HAVE 
SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN." 
Acts 1:11 

THERE SHALL BE PEACE 

"AND HE SHALL JUDGE 
AMONG MANY PEOPLE, AND 
REBUKE STRONG NATIONS 
AFAR OFF; AND THEY SHALL 
BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO 
PLOWSHARES, AND THEIR 
SPEARS INTO PRUNING- 
HOOKS: NATION SHALL NOT 
LIFT UP A SWORD AGAINST 
NATION, NEITHER SHALL 
THEY LEARN WAR ANY 
MORE." Micah 4:3 



The Mount Jefferson Church, organ- 
ized during the summer as a consoli- 
dation of three sister Presbyterian 
Churches in Ashe County, is now reap- 
ing a rich harvest as a result of the 
unifying action. The strong Church 
School, with departments for every 
age group, has been able to add resour- 
ces for better Bible instruction. The 
Young Peoples' work on Sunday after- 
noons and evenings has now three de- 
partments instead of two. 

The church choir now under the pro- 
fessional instruction of Richard Luke, 
former church organist in the cities of 
Baltimore and Chicago, has progressed 
to where the local church service 
knows the adornment of great anthems 
of the Church. A children's choir, or- 
ganized the latter part of November, 
and under the same professional teach- 
ing, is now giving the boys and girls 
of the new church the inestimable pri- 
vilege of choir instruction with part- 
singing. 

The women's work Is carried on with 
the subdivision of three Circles rather 
than the previous two, and one of these 
meets monthly at the luncheon hour to 
the great convenience of women work- 
ing in town. In addition to this, fuller 
use is made of the church facilities as 
the ladies serve dinner in the church 
Social Room to the Ashe Ministerial 
Association at its monthly meeting. 

Rally Day in September saw the 
sanctuary filled at the Sunday School 
hour as the children put on their pro- 
gram. And for the Christmas season, 
the Church School program includes 
not only the children's part on Sunday, 
Dec. 24, but a dramatization based on 
"The Robe" given by the Senior Young 
People on Wednesday evening, Dec. 20. 
The "tree" and gift-giving is also part 
(Continued on page 2) 

Laurel Fork Work 
Almost Completed 

Edgar Miller is completing the wir- 
ing of Laurel Fork S. S. addition. After 
this we hope to put up white pine 
paneling, and ceil the rooms. 

We are using the building for Sun- 
day School classes each Sunday, and 
hope to have it in good shape for some 
heat and better use. The class rooms 
as they are, prove to be of great help 
to the church activities. 



"The Lord Has Come" 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 19R1 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



Glendale Programs 
At Christmas Set 



EDITORIAL 

SCENE I — "The Seekers" 

The night "winds tingle the faces of 
three tired but eager travelers. 

The steady crunching of their camels' 
broad feet upon the sand is incessant. 

The brilliant stars hung low over 
the pathway of the travelers. One star 
lead on as a lantern in the hand of an 
invisible guide. 

SCENE n — "The Watchers" 

The scene changes to fields near 
Bethlehem — The round shadowy 
forms of sleeping sheep in the dark- 
ness are seen on a hill side — all is 
quiet. 

A watching shepherd throws a few 
fagots upon a small fire. The leaping 
blaze casts a flickering light upon the 
forms of his sleeping companions. 

SCENE III — "Peace" 

Silent, munching cattle with wide, 
watching eyes stand in a circle of light 
streaming from their accustomed shed. 

A figure moves quietly about on the 
inside, casting changing shadows from 
the yellow light of a torch. 

Occasionally the light falls upon the 
quiet form of a woman whose golden 
hair mingles with the straw upon 
which she lays. 

An undistinguishable bundle of 
white lays in a nest behind the crude 
slats of a manger — Peace reigns. 

SCENE IV — "Our Scene" 

These were scenes of the first 
Christmas, but Christmas Scenes 
should never cease as long as the 
world stands. 

The wise men are still on their ex- 
citing quest today. You are among 
them — at the church — by the side 
of the sick, with a helping hand to 
the poor, at the prison bars, with a 
message of God's love for the sinner 
and those that dwell in darkness. 
"When saw we they said?" He answer- 
ed, "Inasmuch as ye have done it un- 
to one of the least of these." 

The shepherds are still watching to- 
day. You are one of them, among the 
crowds, in the speeding traffic, near 
the factory's spinning wheels, in the 
quiet countryside. You are watching 



Dates for the Christmas Programs in 
the Glendale field have been tenta- 
tively set as follows: 

Glendale Springs — 

Christmas Tree — Dec. 20, Wed. 
(After School.) 

Pageant — Dec. 24, Sunday night at 
7 p. m. 

Bethel - Millers — 

Pageant and Tree — Dec. 22 at 6 p. 
m. 

Laurel Fork — 

Pageant and Tree — Dec. 2i at 7 p. 
m. 

Note From Rev. 

Gene Gurgairas 



"It was a real joy for us to have a 
time of fellowship with the Lukes and 
the folks from Glendale, Laurel Forks 
and Bethel-Millers. We praise the Lord 
for the bonds of Christian love that 
bind us together. 

PROGRESS MADE AT 

MOUNT JEFFERSON 



(Continued trom page 1) 
of the Wednesday program. The 
Candle-light Service, with special 
Christmas music, will be put on by the 
choir Sunday evening, Dec. 24. 

Other items of interest include the 
increased turnout for our Bible Study 
every Wednesday evening, where the 
book under consideration is 1st Corin- 
thians — a book dealing with condit- 
ions and problems in a local church, 
and the master-principle used by St. 
Paul in his approach to any church 
problem. The end of October saw a 
Halloween party for the youngsters, 
with games and eats and dunking-for- 
apples. Thanksgiving Day service at 
10:30 the morning of Thanksgiving 
Day was a full service, with quite a 
number of visitors, in spite of the 
downpour of rain. And two days later, 
in perfect fall sun-shiny weather, 
evryone was rejoiced with the beauti- 
ful church wedding of two of our 
young people, Leonard Severt and Miss 
Nancy Barr; the service enriched with 
fine music by Richard Luke and Mrs. 
L. C. Duncan. 

Besides all this which has given Mt. 
Jefferson such reason for thankfulness 
and enthusiasm, the church saw the 
fourth $1000 of its debt cleaned-off in 
November, and aluminum storm-wind- 
ows installed throughout at the Manse. 
Truly, the new, united, Mt. Jefferson 
Church has reason to be thankful, and 
is, to Him from whom all blessings 
flow. 

for a new return of angelic hosts, and 
the crowning of the King of Kings. 
'"Watch therefore." 

You, who are seeking and watching 
today, shall truly at this Christmas 
time, find Peace, as it streams with 
the light from a torch lit stable. 

Wishing for you the inspiration of 
Jesus the Christ, we are yours in Him, 
The staff of 
"The Ashe Presbyterian" 



"Our time of furlough will be over 
January 16, 1962. Lord willing, we plan 
to fly from New York on that date 
and arrive in Chittagong, East Paki- 
stan on January 13 to again take up 
our work of evangelizing that area 
with the Gospel of Christ. Eleven new 
missionaries have been added to our 
staff and among these are four med- 
ical doctors and three nurses. 

"Your prayers are coveted as we go 
into 'the white man's graveyard' to 
reach these people for Christ. Thanks 
for your friendship and on our next 
furlough in 1966 we hope to see you 
all again." 

Iii Loving Memory Of 

MISS NORAH BOWLIN 



God called Miss Norah Bowlin to her 
heavenly reward on Nov. 21, 1961. Miss 
Bowlin was at the Baptist Hospital in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. for additional 
treatment after operations some time 
ago. 

Miss Norah, as she was affectionately 
known by all, was a charter member 
of the Presbyterian Church at Peak 
Creek. She was a woman of firm and 
intelligent convictions in her faith. For 
about fifteen years Miss Bowlin taught 
school in many of the public schools 
within reach of her home. She was a 
teacher who was deeply interested in 
advancement of her pupils and was be- 
loved by all who learned under her 
discipline. Her last years were spent 
in unselfish service on the home farm 
where she worked industriously in the 
house work and the management of the 
place. One of the great qualities that 
■was always shown by Miss Norah was 
her loyalty. She was ever loyal to her 
family and her church. She served for 
many years as clerk of her church and 
treasurer, as well as teaching Sunday 
School. 

Miss Norah Bowlin will be missed 
by her family, her church, and her 
many friends and neighbors. We can 
rejoice in knowing that she has re- 
ceived the crown of eternal life with 
the words of her Savior, "Well done 
thou good and faithful servant, enter 
thou into the joy of thy Lord". 

Iii Loving Memory Of 

MRS. CANDIS SHEPHERD 



Mrs. Candis Wyatt Shepherd was call- 
ed to heaven on Nov. 19, 1961. She had 
lived to the age of over 86 years, and 
set an example of a patient, gentle, and 
consecrated Christian. There were 
eleven children born to Mrs. Shepherd 
and Rudv Shepherd, her husband who 
preceded her in death. Six of her child- 
ren live to praise their mother's good- 
ness. 

Mrs. Shepherd was a member of the 
Union Baptist Church from early life. 
She later transferred her membership 
to the Bethel Presbyterian Church. 
She was a faithful Christian in her 
church as long as she was able to at- 
tend. 

Mrs. Shepherd has gone to a rich 
reward. May we follow in the foot- 
steps of this fine, gentle Christian 
spirit. 

Funeral services were held at the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church on Nov. 
21, by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Luke. 



DECEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Gurgaiius Speaker 

At Thanksgiving 

D S3 

Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 
23, was a very foggy and rainy day 
in the mountains yet the churches of 
Laurel Fork, Bethel-Millers, and Glen- 
dale Springs met at the Memorial 
Building, Glendale Springs, and had 
a wonderful fellowship Thanksgiving 
supper together. 

Many covered dishes were brought 
by the ladies. Pumpkin pies, cakes, 
salads, chicken, beef, mutton and even 
venison appeared on the table. Every- 
one declared it was a most enjoyable 
time in fellowship, thanksgiving, and 
in the partaking of the delicious food. 

At the close of the supper, Rev. Gene 
Gurganus and his family were intro- 
duced or rather presented, for many 
of our people had the pleasure of 
meeting and hearing Gene preach in 
some of our meetings. Rev. and Mrs. 
Gurganus, Lydia and little Martha 
spent the Thanksgiving with us, and 
we all enjoyed their presence. 

Gene gave us a splendid sermon on 
Thanksgiving. He also reported some 
of his activities during his vacation 
from Pakistan. He has spoken in 85 
churches, held meetings, and taught 
missions in several youth camps. The 
Gurganus family work under "The As- 
sociation of Baptists for World Evan- 
gelism, Inc." and are expecting to re- 
turn to Pakistan in January, 1962. May 
God bless them in their work in that 
country that is so needful of the Gos- 
pel of Christ. 

Offering was received for the Pres- 
byterian Orphans' Home at Barium 
Springs, N. C. 

In Loving Memory Of 



MRS. MAZIE BARE 



Mrs. Mazie Bare the widow of Jas- 
per Bare of the Ebenezer Community 
passed away on Nov. 25th. Mrs. Bare 
was bom May 27, 1863. In December 
she would have been 98 years old. 

Thirteen children were born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Bare. Four of them have 
preceded her in death. 

Mr. Bare ran a waterwheel grist mill 
and visitors who brought their corn to 
be ground were always welcome in the 
home by Mrs. Bare who was always 
ready to entertain them. 

The writer of this article can testify 



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RIDGE RUNNERS BASKETBALL TEAM was recently organized by 
young boys at Glendale. 



to the kindness and hospitality of the 
Bare home, as he was a boarder in the 
home the first year of his service in 
Ashe County. 

Mrs. Bare was an energetic house- 
keeper, and was talented in sewing 
and any kind of needlework. Many 
people have peices of her handiwork in 
their homes. 

For many years Mrs. Bare has re- 
mained a member of the Bare Creek 
Primitive Baptist Church at Glendale 
Springs, N. C. Through her many 
years of life she lived out her Christ- 
ian faith in a practical way. 

"Her race is run, her work is done, 
and she has entered her eternal Home." 



Yoimg Boys Form 

Basketball Team 



There are about fifteen boys of 
pioneer age that practice every Mon- 
day night in the Memorial Building. 
These boys call themselves the Ridge 
Runners Basketball team. 



They have a lot of fun and are de- 
veloping into a good basketball team. 
We hope to play some other Junior 
teams this season. Most of these boys 
go to Sunday School at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Sunday School. 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS 



Belk's Department Store 



Dial 3161 



The Home of Better Values" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



j WISHING ALL A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 



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Little Bob's Drug Center 

Corner 9th and B Streets — Center of Town 
Complete Fountain and Drug Service 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




GREETINGS AND COMPLIMENTS 
Of 

Badger's Funeral Home 






Phone 3151 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 1961 



Churches Place 
Much Emphasis 
On Stewardship 



The year of 1961 has been perhaps 
a belter year in the Glendale Field. 
The people gave regularly and not 
spasmodically. The officers and treas- 
urers of each church want to com- 
mend and praise each member for 
their steady giving. 

In many ways It has been a hard 
year to make ends meet. We have had 
men who are in our churches who 
sawed lumber but had to quit be- 
cause lumber was so cheap. They had 
to get jobs working for other men or 
concerns. We have had men who have 
been cut off of their jobs in factories. 
This cuts the income. We have had 
men who handled lumber and they 
have found it is very hard to collect 
debts owed them. We have had mem- 
bers searching for jobs and out of 
work. In spite of the handicaps that 
we have had to encounter the people 
have given regularly and we want to 
compliment them for keeping up their 
gifts. 

On dedication Sunday when Glen- 
dale Springs and Laurel Fork made 
their pledges, the members entered in- 
to the effort in a good spirit of help- 



Young 



e Go 



To Wilkes Rally 

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 19 at 
2:o0 p. m. until 7 p. m. a large assem- 
bly of young people from the Winston- 
£?■„ , Presb y te ry met at the North 
Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church for 
their Rally. There were perhaps about 
400 present. 

After several reports and announce- 
ments of new officers - the following 
missionaries spoke - Dr. William Rule 
and Rev. David McLean from the Bel- 
gian Congo, Africa, and Rev. Tom 
Foley and Jule Spach from Brazil, 
South America. 

Several young people attended from 
Ashe County. From Glendale Field 
the following attended - Jerry Severt 
Jerry Caudill and Eula Sheets from 
Glendale Springs. Russell Dancy, Jim- 
my Wyatt, Nancy Miller, Elizabeth 
Wyatt, and Carol Wyatt from Bethel - 
Millers Churches. It was a rally of 
real inspiration for our youth. 



WELCOME TO NEW MEMBER 



On November 19 at the morning 
service at Glendale Springs Jerry Sev- 
ert was received in the church. We 
welcome Jerry, and wish him much 
happiness in the Christian life. 

SEASON GREETlNGs"~~ 
from 

Home Furnishing 

Store 



Victor Clark 
Lansing, 



Worth Greer 
N. C. 












NATIVITY SCENE, which was constructed by Glendale Springs church 
last year, is representative of many that will be appearing at Ashe county 
churches during the Christmas season. 



fulness and willingness. On the next 
Sunday Bethel-Millers also made a 
g>. od effort in estimating their gifts 
fo* the next year of 1962. 

One method we are trying to stress 
in our churches is giving by the week 
as Paul wrote to the Corinthians. 

"T-'pon the first day of the week let 
every o,.e of you lay by him in store, 
es God hath prospered him, that there 
be no gathering when I come." I Cor. 
16:2 

Whether we get to church or not, 
we are trying to lay aside our promis- 
ed gift by the week and get it to our 
treasurer. 

Another method we are trying to 
stress is giving as God has prospered 
us as Paul said in his writing to the 
Corinthians. This of course brings the 
estimate of what is your tithe of what 



God has given you. The tithe is not a 
very large amount. Most people do not 
take time to figure the tithe. We hope 
our people will take a tithe of what 
God has given them. As Paul said, give 
a tithe "as God has prospered him." 

Millions are being spent for useless 
things such as gambling, liquor, to- 
bacco, candy, sinful recreations, and 
many other foolish things, while the 
world starves for the gospel, for food, 
many suffer while we play. 

j CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

| Campbell's Grocery 
& Feed Store 

Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 



Phone 3-2552 



A CHRIST FILLED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 

Rose Grocery 

Where Friends Meet To Talk and Shop 

Glendale Springs, N. C. 



j Phone 2581 



WISHING YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS 
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 

Burgess Furniture Store 

"Complete Furnishers of the Home" 



West Jefferson, N. C. [ 



DECEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAin 



PAGE FIVE 



Church Extension 
Group Makes Tour 
In Ashe County 

The Church Extension Committee of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery with the 
Church Extension Executive were in- 
vited to tour the Ashe County Field, 
by the three pastors serving in this 
wide mountain field. Those who ac- 
cepted the invitation were Revs. J. 
R. Smith, Executive, James Monroe of 
St. Andrews Church, James Thomas 
Young, Jr., of Thomasville First, R. T. 
Haynes, Jr. Lexington First, and 
Elder Justus Tucker of Lee Memorial 
Church. 

The host ministers, Revs. Thomas 
Smith of the Mount Jefferson Church, 
John Stanley of the Lansing Field, and 
J. W. Luke of the Glendale Springs 
Field conducted the tour. 

The men traveled in the Carry-All 
of the Glendale Field and the Volks- 
wagen of the Lansing Field. After a 
tour of the Wilkes section of the Glen- 
dale Field the men had a coffee break 
at the manse at Glendale served by 
Mrs. Herbert Bare and Mrs. Luke. 

Traveling in Ashe county then be- 
gan and the country churches of 
southern Ashe along the Blue Ridge 
Parkway were visited, except for one 
at Low Gap. 

Lunch was served at the Mount 
Jefferson Church by the ladies of that 
church. After a bountiful feast the 
tour was continued in the Lansing 
Field. Eleven churches were visited 
briefly. We regret that more of the 
committee did not visit us. We trust 
the rest of this group will go with us 
on a tour of the same type soon. 

Furnace Needed At 
Memorial Building 



Our next development in the details 
of the much used Memorial Building 
is a heating system. We use one big 
wood and coal stove to heat the whole 
building. 

It is pretty chilly at times, and we 
have to use electric heaters to guard 
the water system from freezing. We 
are looking forward to some day hav- 
ing a hot air system, and we are work- 
ing toward this end as the next essen- 
tial for this useful building. 

Glendale Women 

Active This Year 



The women of the Glendale Church 
have done well this year - . Besides their 
regular meetings each month they 
have been of great service in their 
church. 

The women have two circles in this 
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JOYOUS CHRISTMAS 

Lansing Grocery 

Friendly Service 
Lansing, N. C. 




A TOUR OF THE ASHE COUNTY FIELD was made recently by some 
members of Church Extension Committee, shown above with their hosts. 



church now. One is made up of the 
business women of the church and or- 
ganized by Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian. This 
circle initiated the Barbecue supper 
idea. Three suppers were held this 
summer and fall. 

All the women helped out with the 
aid of the men. The money made by 
these suppers was used to put a need- 
ed furnace in the Glendale Springs 
Church and to buy a refrigerator and 



stove for the kitchen in the Memorial 
Building. 

Another project was furnishing pil- 
low cases for the Presbyterian Orph- 
ans' Home. Seventeen have already 
been donated to be taken to the Orph- 
ans' Home. 

A splendid Thanksgiving supper was 
furnished not only by the women of 
Glendale but of the other churches 
who met together. 

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 



W.J. 



Farts Company 



West Jefferson, 



Phone 3251 



North Carolina 






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GREETINGS AND COMPLIMENTS 
FROM 

Belk's Department Store 

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 



TO ALL A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 

FROM 



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Spainhour's 



Choose your gifts and winter outfits here. 



North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1961 





MRS. ETTA MILLER of Glendale 
Springs, who is over 100 years old, re- 
members soldiers coming to her home 
and stealing hams, as well as other 
happenings of the Civil War. She does 
some sewing and always meets you 
with a smile in the Spencer Miller 
home at Glendale. She is affectionely 
called "Lady Etta." 

Christinas Card 
Received From 
Glendale Adoptee 

In the center of the picture with her 
little arms up like a little bird, Leung 
Kwai Hing, you will see the little 
Chinese girl we have adopted by the 
Glendale Springs Field. She is in the 
Semple Memorial Roof-Top School for 
refugee children at Kowloon, Hong 
Kong, by making our gifts through the 
Christian Children's Fund, founded by 
Dr. J. Calvitt Clark. 

The children of the Glendale Springs, 
Laurel Fork, and Bethel-Millers Daily 
Vacation Bible School contributed over 
$30 toward the adoption of this little 
girl. The churches contributed $90 for 
the completion of the adoption. 

We have received a Christmas card 
painted with our little adoptee's own 
hand and wishing us a Merry Christ- 
mas and a Happy New Year. This was 
written in the Chinese language. She 



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WISHING TO EVERYONE 
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS 

. J. Electric Co. 



J "General Electric Appliances" | 

j Dial 4621 j 

In the heart of - 



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West Jefferson, N. C. 







HAPPY IN SCHOOL is Leung Kwai Hing, center, the little Chinese 
girl adopted by the Glendale Springs field. 



also sends us her love. 

Here is a letter written in the 
Chinese language and translated for 
us by her teacher: 
Dear Sponsor: 

Kwai Hing thankr you for your kind 
attention to her. She is now under the 
careful leading of her school and sup- 
plied with shoes, clothes, and daily 
necessities. These things are given by 
your kind help which she will never 
forget. The cnly way she can do to 
render you lor your kindness is to 
work hard with her lessons. As the 
Happy Day is coming near she sends 
her best wishes to you for your Hap- 



py Christmas and New Year. On the 
behalf of your adopted child, 
Leung Kwai Hing. 
Dear folks, pray for this little girl 
and thousands of others that are taken 
care of in the schools for refugee 
children, by the Christian Children's 
Fund. 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 
HAYES CASH HDW. CO. 

Paints, Spray Painting and 

Plumbing Supplies. 

Telephone 248-4181 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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"The Friendly Place To Shop" 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 

The Bank Of North Wilkeshoro 

Modern Banking In Modern Surroundings 

Friendly Service Since 1892 

Member of the Federal Deposit Corporation 

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina 



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DECEMBER, 1961 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Many Activities 

In Lansing Field 



The Senior-High Fellowship is now- 
busy preparing a Christmas play which 
will be presented on Sunday evening, 
Dec. 17. The play written by Mary 
Brown, a member of the Fellowship, 
is entitled "O Come Emanuel." 

Mrs. Ray Blevins will be in charge 
of the music and members of the Sen- 
ior-High Fellowship will have the 
various responsibilities connected with 
the production and showing of the 
play. All residents of the Lansing com- 
munity are cordially invited to attend 
this play when it is presented in the 
Lansing Church Sanctuary Dec. 17 at 
7:00 p. m. 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

Officers have recently been elected 
for the Lansing Senior-High Fellow- 
ship. They are as follows: Richard 
Gentry, president; Patsy Hudler, sec- 
retary; Gail Powers, treasurer; Gary 
Osborne, program chairman; Rita Par- 
sons, chairman of the commission on 
Christian Faith; Mary Brown, chair- 
man of the commission on Christian 
Outreach; Nancy Campbell, chairman 
of the commission on Christian Wit- 
ness; Jason Ring, chairman of the com- 
mission on Christian Fellowship; and 
Eddie Paisley, chairman of the com- 
mission on Christian Citizenship. 

The members of the council of the 
Fellowship attended an overnight re- 
treat Nov. 17-18 at the new Moravian 
Camp located in Ashe county near 
Laurel Springs. At this retreat the 
council members with their adult ad- 
visor studied their duties and respon- 
sibilities as officers and commission 
chairmen. 

On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, seven 
members of the Fellowship attended 
the Fall Rally of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery held at the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church. There they heard 
four excellent addresses made by mis- 
sionaries from the Congo and Brazil. 

The Lansing Junior Youth Group 
has also been very active, with week- 
ly attendance averaging around 30 
each Wednesday night during the past 
several months. The Junior League 
earned $50.00 last August through put- 
ting on a bake sale. This money was 
given for the building program under- 
way now on the Lansing Church. Dur- 
ing October and November th.3 mem- 
bers of the Junior League also sold 
enough candy in the community to 
earn $50.00 more which they have al- 
so given io the Lansing building fund. 

The Youth Programs at the Lansing 
Church are not all work and no play, 
though. Both the Senior-High Fellow- 
ship and the Junior League enjoyed 
fun and fellowship at separate Hal- 
loween parties in the basement of Vm 
church. 

GILLESPIE REVIVAL 

Special revival services were con- 
ducted at the Gillespie Church during 



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SEASON GREETINGS 



Lansing 

Lansing, 



Garage 



the week of Oct. 9-13. The visiting 
minister for these services was the Rev. 
Riley Covin, pastor of the Bethal Pres- 
byterian Church, near Canton, N. C. 
On the last night of the services the 
congregation enjoyed a fellowship sup- 
per in the church. 

FUTURE PLANS 

Within the next month or so it is 
hoped that two new features will be 
added to the Sunday School of the 
Lansing Church. One will be the pro- 
vision of a nursery to keep the little 
ones during Sunday School and church 
services. The nursery equipment, con- 
sisting of three cribs and a playpen 
have already been secured. 

The second feature that is planned 
is a "Young Adult" Sunday School 
Class. This class will consist of the 
young people, couples or individuals 
who have recently graduated from 
high school or are still considered gen- 
erally to be below "middle age." 

RENOVATION PROGRESSES 

During the time that has passed 
since the last issue of the ASHE PRES- 
BYTERIAN a lot of progress has been 
made on the renovations and improve- 
ments at the Lansing Church. 

The work on the roof and the out- 
side drainage has now been finished, 
and the walls of the church and the 
basement floor have dried out nicely. 
All of the windows and outside wood- 
work has been painted. The old plast- 
er petitions between the rooms of the 
basement have been removed and re- 
placed with new petitions of 8-inch 
block. The basement has been re- 
designed to allow for a better usage 
of the floor space. 

The heating system has been chang- 
ed to fit the new layout of rooms and 
to give more effective heating. The 
wiring of the electrical system has been 
completely renewed, and the old- 
fashioned light bulbs have been re- 
placed with flourescent bulbs. The 
kitchen has been moved to a new and 
larger room, and the women of the 
church have purchased a new quick- 
recovery water heater. The two rest- 
rooms have been remodeled with new 
fixtures and now both have hot and 
cold water. 

A completely new ceiling of beauti- 
ful acoustical ceiling tile has been in- 
stalled. At present the workmen are 
finishing the trim work, and within 
the weeks between now and Christ- 
mas they will finish the 1'enovation 
work in the basement with painting 
and putting down of a new floor of 
vinal tile. 

We are very grateful for this work 
that is being accomplished. Altogether, 
the cost of remodeling the basement 



and doing the work on the roof and 
drainage will cost a total of near $5,000. 
Also, quite a bit of labor has been do- 
nated by individuals in the congregat- 
ion and community. One man in the 
Lansing community did all of the 
plumbing work as his contribution to 
the project. We thank God for all who 
have had a part in making this much- 
needed repair possible. 

Members of •the Lansing Church are 
looking forward to repairing the san- 
tuary of their church soon. They have 
already been offered a generous chal- 
lenge gift by a friend who is interested 
in seeing the santuary rennovated. 

In addition to the renovation on the 
church building, the Lansing Church, 
with the help of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery's Church Extension Committee, 
has purchased the lot of ground ad- 
jacent to the church. In recent weeks 
the house which stood upon this lot 
has been removed and plans are under- 
way to have this area landscaped. 

At this Thanksgiving Season of 1961 
the members of the Lansing Presby- 
terian Church have many reasons for 
which to be thankful. 

STEWARDSHIP SEASON 

The minister and officers of the 
Lansing church did their best to con- 
vey the message and the challenge of 
Stewardship responsibility to the con- 
gregation during the months of Oct. 
and Nov. Three congregational letters 
were mailed out containing Steward- 
ship leaflets and tracts. 

Special Stewardship programs were 
conducted in the two youth groups, 
the Senior-High Fellowship and the 
Junior League. The pastor preached a 
series of three sermons on Stewardship, 
one of which challenged the congregat- 
ion to tithe. Then on the evening of 
Tuesday, Nov. 7 a congregational sup- 
per was held at which Dr. Bob S. 
Hodges, who is the Associate Sec. of 
the General Council in Atlanta, was 
the guest speaker on the subject of 
"Christian Stewardship." 

The climax of the Lansing Steward- 
ship Season was reached on Sunday 
morning, Nov. 12, when a special 
"Dedication Service" was held, at 
which time members and friends of 
the church were given an opportunity 
to make pledges of financial support 
for the year 1962. 

As a result of this Stewardship em- 
phasis, God's spirit has moved this 
congregation to pledge $6000.00 more 
than was pledged last year. And, the 
officers of the Lansing Church have 
accepted a $300.00 increase towards 
our self-support for the year 1962. We 
thank God for this indication of real 
spiritual progress. 



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DECEMBER. 1961 



Young People At 

College, School 

The following young people from our 
Sunday School and Church at Glen- 
dale Springs are doing well. 

Billie Faye Combs is at St. Andrews 
College, Lloyd Harless is at Randolph 
Macon, Ashland, Va. Grace Caudill is 
at King College, Bristol, Va., Ella Mae 
Miller is at the Martha Berry College, 
near Rome, Ga. Carol Long is at Win- 
gate College, Wingate, N. C. 

Mike Miller and Curtis Miller of the 
Laurel Fork Church, Patsy Combs, 
Joan Harless and Burl Combs from the 
Glendale Springs Church, Marion Bare, 
Peak Creek Church are students at 
Glade Valley. 

Miss Wayne And 

Mr. Gragg Many 

On October 7 at 4 p. m. Miss Carol 
Kay Wayne of the Millers Presbyterian 
Church was married to Troy Balick 
Gragg of Collettsville, N. C. The wed- 
ding was conducted by soft candle- 
light in the receding shadows of the 
evening. 

Mrs. Paula Jean Tolbert, sister of 
the bride, was the attendant, and Travis 
Tolbert, brother-in-law of the bride, 
was the best man. The service was 
conducted by Rev. J. W. Luke, pastor 
of the Millers Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gragg are making their 
home at Millers Creek, N. C. 

New Managers At 



The Board of Trustees of the Wil- 
liam Black Home have announced that 
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Faris, Jr. of 2606 
Forest Drive, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
have accepted the position of manager 
and assistant manager respectively of 
the Home at Montreat. 

They are members of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Winston-Salem and 
he is a professor of law in Wake Forest 
College. He is a graduate of Washing- 
ton and Lee University and while 
there was manager of a fraternity 
home. Mrs. Faris is from Davidson and 
her father was on the faculty at the 
college. 

After January 1st Mr. Faris at his 
Winston address will be accepting res- 
ervations for the summer at the Wil- 
liam Black Home. 



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Nursing Course 

Miss Carol Kay Wayne of Millers 
Church, Wilkes County, recently com- 
pleted the Nurses Course at the Davis 
Hospital, Statesville, N. C. She was 



awarded the Hubbard Scholarship at 
her graduation in High School at Mil- 
lers Creek, N. C, being one of the out- 
standing graduates of the school. 

We congratulate Carol Kay "or her 
outstanding work. She is now nursing 
at the Wilkes Memorial Hospital at 
North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



CHRISTMAS CHEER AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO ALL 

Frank EL Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 
Health and Beauty Aids 
Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 
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VOLUME XLV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1962 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 1 



M o u 11 1 Jefferson 
Young People Give 
Unique Program 

The Women of the Church, of the 
Mt. Jefferson congregation, enjoyed a 
unique and profitable service February 
19, when six of the young people of 
the church, in appropriate costume, 
presented the topic: "How I may wit- 
ness for Christ in my vocation." There 
was the businessman, the nurse, the 
farmer, the housewife, the doctor, and 
the school teacher. The testimonies us- 
ed by the young people were live-testi- 
monies gotten during the previous 
month from persons of the enumerat- 
ed vocations. So well was the presen- 
tation made, and so instructive, that 
the young people were asked to re- 
peat the program at a meeting of 
Methodist women in West Jefferson on 
March 12. 

On March 9, at the noon hour, the 
World Day of Prayer was observed in 
a half-hour union service of all the 
churches of West Jefferson, held in 
the sanctuary of the Mt. Jefferson 
Presbyterian Church. Women from 
each of the churches had part in the 
service, with the meditation being pre- 
sented, by Mrs. Aquila Stoltzfus of 
Grayson. 

One further item of interest con- 
cerning the Presbyterian ministers of 
the county. With the Hospital Chap- 
laincy at the Ashe Memorial Hos- 
pital being now in operation, the min- 
ister of the Mt. Jefferson church serv- 
ed the week of January 29, and the 
minister of the Lansing church fol- 
lowed a month later during the week 
of February 26. The other Presbyterian 
minister of the county was also at the 
hospital — in room 30. We are all 
mighty glad that Dr. Luke is up and 
about again. 

Bethel S. S. Meets 

In New Building 

The classes at Bethel church have 
been meeting out of doors for some 
time as there was not enough room 
in the one-room church. 

The people of Bethel and Millers 
Creek decided we needed to have a 
small building for these children. 

After some planning and gathering, 
some money from members and all 
who were interested the building was 
put up, and now the classes all have 
a place to meet. As we do not have 
enough money to put in partitions, we 
are reserving this convenience for a 
little later. 

All bills for the building are paid 
(Continued on page 3) 




A FURNACE is one of the great needs of the Memorial 
Building, shown in the background here with the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church. 



Memorial Building Many Activities 



Is A Busy Place 

Each week the Memorial building is 
a gathering place for the youth around 
Glendale Springs. 

Monday night — Junior basketball 
team meets for practice and for games. 

Tuesday night — Laurel Springs 
girls and boys practice basketball. 

Thursday night — The senior boys 
meet for practice and basketball. 

On May 5 the Pioneer Rally for 
Winston-Salem Presbytery will be held 
at the Memorial Building. 

On April 12 the Women of the Dis- 
continued on page 2) 



"BUT NOW IS CHRIST RISEN 
FROM THE DEAD, AND BE- 
COME THE FIRST FRUITS OF 
THEM THAT SLEPT." 

I Cor. 15:20 

"WHY SEEK YE THE LIVING 
AMONG THE DEAD? HE IS NOT 
HERE, BUT IS RISEN." 

Luke 24:5-6 



111 Lansing Field 



Revival services are scheduled to be 
held at the Lansing Presbyterian 
Church the week after Easter, from 
Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27. 
The services will be conducted each 
evening at 7:30. Preaching at these 
services will be the Rev. Lester Shep- 
herd from near Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Rev. Mr. Shepherd is pastor of a 
four-church field in Stokes and Sur- 
ry Counties consisting of the Asbury, 
Collinstown, Hills, and Francisco Pres- 
byterian Churches. He grew up in the 
area where he is now serving, and it 
is an interesting fact that an elder in 
one of the churches which he serves 
is his own brother. 

DEDICATION SERVICE 

During the month of January a re- 
novation program which was begun 
about a year ago at the Lansing Pres- 
byterian Church was brought to a 
conclusion. In this phase one of the 
over-all renovation of the church 
building, the entire basement was re- 
built. Included in this work was a re- 
(Continued on page 4) 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH. 19R3 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 
Rev. John B. Stanley- 
Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Eternal Fact 
Of The Resurrection 



EDITORIAL 



We often think that, when Jesus 
Christ was raised from the dead, the 
resurrection only then became an es- 
tablished fact in God's dealings with 
man. According to I Cor. 15:15, 16 such 
was not the case. On the contrary, 
Jesus Christ was raised from the dead 
because of the already established 
fact of the resurrection itself: "For if 
the dead rise not, then is not Christ 
raised." We do indeed believe in the 
resurrection because Christ is "risen 
from the dead and become the first 
fruits of them that slept," and that 
faith becomes surer and stronger when 
we understand the implications of the 
above passage, for it provides an even 
deeper foundation for our faith. Then 
we realize that the nature of God in 
His dealings with man requires the 
resurrection of the dead to fulfill His 
purposes. 

In the many aspects of God's relat- 
ionships to us, He is, first of all, Creat- 
or of all things, making man "a little 
lower than the angels" and crowning 
him "with glory and honor." Is it 
reasonable that He would allow death 
to be man's final end? Would God, who 
lavishled His loving care upon His 
chief creation, have no purpose for him 
beyond the grave? Such a thought is 
absurd! Let us illustrate: would an 
architect plan and erect a beautiful 
building with no other purpose than 
to see it destroyed? How much more 
surely God as Creator has an eternal 
purpose for man will not permit death 
to thwart that purpose. 

God is also a Covenant-maker in 
relation to us. Throughout the Old 
Testament He made covenants with 
the Patriarchs and with the Hebrew 
nation. Jeremiah looked forward to the 
New Covenant, inward, universal, 
which became effective in the death of 
the testor, Jesus Christ. This New Cov- 
enant contains the promise of Jesus: 
"He that believeth on me hath ever- 
lasting life." To have everlasting life 



Church Women To 
Hold Meeting Soon 



The district meeting of the Winston- 
Salem Presbyterial, West District, will 
be held at the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church on Thursday, April 
12. Registration will begin at 9:30 a. 
m., the program at 10 a. m. — closing 

necessitates being raised from the dead. 
God is also a Deliverer. He delivered 
His people from Egypt, at the Red 
Sea, from hunger in the wilderness, 
from their enemies in Canaan, and 
through Jesus Christ He deliveres us 
from the penalty and power of sin. Is 
He able to deliver those who trust 
Him from all these enemies and not 
death and the grave? To be truly a 
Deliverer God conquers all; He is the 
Almighty. 

The Bible also shows God as Mes- 
siah-sender. For centuries the Jews 
looked for the Messiah who had been 
promised. Finally, "in the fullness of 
time," He came. But Christmas and 
Good Friday are inseparably linked, 
and the crucifixion and resurrection 
are one inseparable event in God's 
eternal purpose. The death of Jesus 
was necessary for our salvation; His 
resurrection was essential for God's 
vindication. We have a living Redeem- 
er! In Protestant symbolism the cross is 
empty because we worship a living 
Lord! This is the central contrast be- 
tween Christianity and all other world 
religions. 

Finally, ana above all, God is sover- 
eign. This is a point which the Bible 
shows conclusively and which Presby- 
terians believe devoutly. His sover- 
eignty includes all things, even death 
the last enemy. Thanks be to God who 
gives us the victory through our Lord 
Jesus Christ! 



at noon with a picnic lunch. 

Miss Nancy Boyd, missionary to 
Brazil, will be our main speaker. Miss 
Boyd is a very outstanding speaker 
and leader in our church. 

It is sincerely hoped that the wo- 
men of our district can attend this 
meeting. 

MEMORIAL BUILDING 

IS A BUSY PLACE 



(Continued from page 1) 
trict Conference will make use of the 
building as they meet at Glendale 
Springs. 

This building, no matter whether 
it is zero temperature, is heated by one 
coal and wood stove. A furnace is 
badly needed, but the old stove takes 
a little chill off, and warms the hands 
of happy boys and girls. 

PIANO 

If any of our readers know of a 
fairly good conditioned second-hand 
piano, we would like to have one for 
the Memorial Building at Glendale 
Springs. Such a piano would be used 
for song services. 

LAND FOR SALE 



A lot which is part of the Presby- 
terian Church property will be sold 
at Glendale Springs. The lot contains 
about 2.4 acres, part cleared land and 
woods, two beautiful cherry trees, a 
spring, a small stream, about half 
mile from Parkway. If you are in- 
terested, contact Rev. J. W. Luke, or 
Delmer Rose, Glendale Springs, N. C. 

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EASTER GREETINGS 

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IT'S EASTER GREETINGS FROM 

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Ashe County Motor Company 

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MARCH, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREF 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



SEVERT 



William Arthur Severt, father of 
Mrs. Thelmer Stroud, one of our most 
faithful rrrmbers, passed awav on 
Jan. 19, 1962, at the age of 83^ Mr. 
Severt has been a well known figure 
in Ashe county for many years. He 
united with the Obids Baptist Church 
many years ago and helped build the 
church building. Mr. Severt was 
known for his big heartedness and 
generosity. Our sympathy and pray- 
ers go out to his widow, three sons, 
and his daughter and their families. 
CAUDILL 

George Washington Caudill was born 
on Dec. 4, 1864 and was called by God 
from this life on Feb. 9, 1962. He lived 
to the ripe age of 97 years and 2 
months. Mr. Caudill was a faithful 
Christian, having belonged to the Bear 
Creek Primitive Baptist Church for 
many years. 

He was remarkable man for his age. 
He was interested in the events of the 
day, and carried on a good conversa- 
tion with all who visited him. We 
shall miss the sight of Mr. Caudill as 
he was accustomed to sit on his front 
porch. 

One daughter, 6 sons, 37 grandchild- 
ren, and a large number of great 
grandchildren mourn his loss. May 
God comfort those in the time of God's 
calling of his faithful servant. 
WILLIAMS 

Pat M. Williams was called to his 
eternal home on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 
the age of seventy-seven years. Mr. 
Williams was a prominent business 
man and civic leader of North Wilkes- 
boro. He was a faithful member and 
officer of the North Wilkesboro Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Mr. Pat, as he was affectionatelv 
called, was one of the most colorful 
characters we have ever known. He 
spread cheer and courage wherever 
he went. His great hobby was his 
beagle hounds. He was a lover of na- 
ture and always had a well cultivat- 
ed garden. 

A few months ago, tne writer of 
this article found an old letter written 
by Mr. Williams, and the letter had 
contained a donation for the manse 
that had just been bought for the 
Glendale Springs Field. The letter 
read, "That John Luke might have a 
home on earth as well as in heaven, 
I give this donation for the new manse 
for the Glendale Springs Field." This 
was characteristic of Mr. Williams, he 
had his own way of expressing what 

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GREETINGS 
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"We fill any doctors 

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NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL BUILDING at Bethel-Millers church 
in Wilkes county was built by members of the church and the 
money raised by them. 



he felt. For the past two years when 
one of Mr. Pat's friends would pass 
away, he would make a gift to the 
Memorial Building Fund in honor of 
his deceased friend. One of our best 
friends has gone to his reward. May 
God give comfort to his loved ones. 

SHEPHERD 

Ervin Shepherd of the Vannoy com- 
munity lost his life in a fire on Feb. 
27. Ervin's eyesight was very bad and 
it was assumed that his bad sight 
might have had something to do with 
the burning of the house in which he 
lived alone. 

Ervin was the son of the late Mr. 
and Mrs. Nathan Shepherd of the Van- 
noy community. He died at the age 



BETHEL S. S. MEETS 

IN NEW BUILDING 



off. 



(Continued from page 1) 
We owe a note at the bank which 
we are paying off by the month. 
Praise to the folks at Bethel-Millers 
for their orogressive spirit. 

of 51 year=. Ervin was good heartad 
and accommodating when he could be 
of service. Recently he was of great 
service in helping build the Sunday 
School addition to the Bethel Presby- 
terian Church. We pray that God will 
bring peace and comfort to those who 
have lost their loved one. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1962 



MANY ACTIVITIES 

IN LANSING FIELD 



(Continued from page 1) 
design of the room plan, new elec- 
trical wiring, new floor and ceiling 
tile, new plumbing, and new drainage 
on the outside. The members of the 
Lansing Church are very proud and 
thankful for this wonderful and much- 
needed improvement. 

During the early part of the month 
of May a dedication service will be 
held for this new basement and all 
members, friends near and far, and 
benefactors of this work will be pres- 
ent to rejoice together at what the 
Lord has made possible. Truly, the 
blessing of this improvement has been 
much finer than we could forsee at 
the beginning. 

During the year 19G3, the church 
at Lansing is hoping to continue its 
renovation with the reworking of the 
sanctuary upstairs. 

PIONEER CONCLAVE 
The spring conclave for the Pioneers 
of Winston-Salem Presbytery will be 
held on Saturday, May 5, at the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian Church. The 
conclave will begin at 10:30 that morn- 
ing and continue until 3:00 p. m. of 
that day. All Pioneers of the Presby- 
tery, children in the sixth, seventh, 
and eighth grades at school, will be 
coming to Glendale Springs for this 
occasion. The conclave will come at 
a time of year when spring should be 
at its loveliest in the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains around Glendale Springs. 

The theme of the conclave this year 
will be "Christian Vocations." In ad- 
dition to some study and discussion on 
the meaning of "Christian Vocations" 
for Pioneers, the program will con- 
tain, recreation, training for adult 
Pioneer Advisors, and the showing of 
color slides taken at the Pioneer Camp 
held last year at the Moravian Camp- 
site, Laurel Ridge. 

Each Pioneer and Adult Advisor 
coming to the conclave is asked to 
bring a bag lunch for himself and 35 
cents registration fee. The beverage 
for lunch will be provided for all who 
are present. 

YOUTH PROJECT 
The Sr-High Fellowship of the Lan- 
sing Church and the Junior league of 
the Lansing Church have taken a joint 
project together of buying folding 
tables for use in the basement class- 
rooms. Each of these tables cost ap- 
proximately $27.00. Thus far the two 
youth groups have managed to raise 
enough money to purchase three 
tables. These young people have real- 
ly worked to accomplish this and they 
hope to eventually be able to purchase 

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Home Furnishing 
Store 

Victor Clark — Worth Greer 
Lansing, N. C. 



as many as six or eight tables for the 
church's use. 

PRESBYTERY CAMPS 

The dates for the Senior-High Con- 
ference and the Pioneer Camp of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery is now set. 
The Senior-High Conference will be 
held at the Glade Valley School June 
10-16. The Pioneer Camp will be held 
again this year at Laurel Ridge, the 
New Moravian Camp, near Laurel 
Springs, N. C. The date for this Pio- 
neer Camp will be June 25-30. The 
cost of the Pioneer Camp will be $21.50 
per camper and the cost of the Sr- 
High Conference will be a little less. 

Scholarship aid will be available to 
any young person, whether Sr.-High 
or Pioneer, who desires to go to either 
the camp or conference but needs fin- 
ancial assistance. Please see your pas- 
tor about getting a scholarship if you 
need one. Rev. Malcolm Anderton, as- 
sociate pastor at the Highland Presby 
terian Church, in Winston-Salem, will 
be the director of the Senior-High 
Conference, and Rev. John Stanley, 
pastor of the Lansing Field Churches, 
will be director of the Pioneer camp. 

The Pioneer camp will be open for 
all young people who have finished 
the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and the 
Senior High Conference will be open 
to all young people who have complet- 
ed the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. 



Monroe Royal Is 

Missed At Bethel 



The adult class at Bethel misses 
Monroe Royal. Monroe has had to move 
below North Wilkesboro about 5 miles 
to make his home with his father and 
aunt. Monroe is an Elder in the Bethel 
Millers church, and an excellent teach- 
er in the Sunday School. We shall miss 
Monroe but hope he can come back 
and pay us a visit from time to time. 

Phifer Conies To 

W-S Presbytery 

We welcome Rev. and Mrs. Homer 
C. Phifer, Jr. to Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery to take up work at Old Town 
Community. 

We also hope the old Montpelia 
Church at Wagram, N. C. will be able 
to call another family to their field 
who will be as well liked as the Phif- 
ers. They did wonderful work at 
Wagram and were loved by all. 

Your pastor can supply you with 
registration blanks for this camp and 
conference. 



WISHING YOU EASTER REJOICING 



Rose Grocery 



Phone 3-2552 



Glendale Springs, N. C. 



EASTER GREETINGS 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



Dial 246-4591 



West Jefferson, N. C. j 



EASTER GREETINGS AND COMPLIMENTS 
FROM 



Spainhour's 



Choose your spring and summer goods here. 



North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 



North Carolina 



SEASON GREETINGS 
FROM 

Phenix Chair Company 



Phone 246-2671 



West Jefferson, N. C. 






MARCH, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



"A Voice In 
The Wilderness" 



In the last few days we have been 
hearing much of the wonderful feat of 
science, and the courage of John 
Glenn, Jr., the first American ast- 
trounant. The newsmen and many 
others are trying to raise the excite- 
ment of the nation to fever pitch 
heighth about the accomplishment. 
As I listen to program after program 
about this orbiting event there is a 
still small voice that whispers in my 
soul, "In what spirit was this feat of 
science carried out?" In the annals of 
history when men or nations, became 
too proud of their accomplishments, 
God humiliated them, until man learn- 
ed that he was not God but only man 
that God had created out of the dust 
of the ground. 

The city of Babylon even today 
bears a name that was given it be- 
cause men in their proudness tried to 
build a tower that would reach to the 
heavens. Man was brought low, and 
his project confused, and the inhabit- 
ants were scattered upon the face of 
the earth by confusion of tongues. To- 
day the name of the city bears the 
name of "babbling" which God sent to 
block a great scientific endeavor which 
was not dedicated to Him. 

The great prophet Daniel pointed 
out to Belshazzar that pride had 
brought God's judgment upon his fat- 
her Nebuchadnezzar, and now he said, 
"Belshazzar, thou hast not humbled 
thine heart, but hast lifted up thyself 
against the Lord of Heaven." That 
night the kingdom was destroyed, and 
the king and his subjects slain in their 
feast. 

I was glad to see the Glenn family 
were shown as good church people and 
were shown as good Christians and 
substantial members of the Presby- 
terian Church, but the emphasis on 
what science had done, somewhat 
blotted out the fact that God had 
created man in his own image, with 
thinking, and inventive power. I did 
not hear much about the fact that God 
gave us space and created a world to 
orbit. In connection, I think of the 
beautiful verse of Psalms 8 — "When 
I consider thy heavens, the work of 
thy fingers, the moon and the stars, 
which thou hast ordained; what is man, 
that thou art mindful of him?" 

As the news broadcasters on TV and 
radio stirred our people with the im- 
portance of this great scientific ac- 
complishment, why could we not have 

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given glory to God for allowing us to 
carry out this achievement. Russia is 
watching and hearing every thing we 
are doing and are saying about this 
event. What a splendid opportunity to 
impress atheistic Russia and the world 
that by the hand of God we have ac- 
complished the orbiting the earth. I 
was glad that later the President of 
the United States brought out the fact 
that John Glenn, Jr. had said he was 
at peace with God, but the cosmonaut 
of Russia thought of the greatness of 
the Soviet Union of course which was 
his idol. 

Too often our nations who think 
they have accomplished some great 
feat are like the little boy in the nurs- 
ery rhyme. I believe the writer who- 
ever he was knew human nature pret- 
ty well. You know the rhyme by 
heart, 

"Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, 
Eating his Christmas pie, 
He stuck in his thumb and pulled out 
a plum, 

And said what a great boy am I." 

If Little Jack Horner had thought 
of the cook that made his pie, and 
been thankful for it, I would have 
thought more of the little boy that 
pulled out that one plum with his 
thumb. 

In my beginning of this article, you 
remember I wrote that a still small 
voice comes out of my soul and asked 
the question, "In what kind of spirit 
was the orbiting of the earth carried 
out?" 



I pointed out the spirit in which the 
tower of Babylon was built as it was 
stopped and confusion among its build- 
ers stopped this great attempt that 
was not dedicated to God, but was 
built more in derision of God. I point- 
ed how Nebuchadnezzar and Belshaz- 
zar were severely punished because in 
their pride, they did not recognize God 
that gave them breath to live. 

In contrast to these who were 
brought lew in their pride, I would 
like to call your attention to a man 
who tried to orbit the earth about one 
thousand and four hundred years ago. 
Science at that time was very uncer- 
tain whether the earth was round or 
square. Terrible tales of sea monsters 
filled the minds of sailors with fears. 
There were no motors to propel the 
craft, there were no radars to keep 
you on the beam, nor radios to keep 
you in touch. The winds of God, some 
favorable and some not, pushed the 
craft to its destination. God's stars out 
in space, served as guides to the navi- 
gator. The mysterious needle of the 
compass which was little understood, 
served as pointer of direction. There 
was God's great body of water, the 
sea, that hurled the little craft about 
like an egg shell at times when the 
storms struck. What terrific courage 
God gave these men to keep sailing in 
uncertainty for months westward and 
still westward, thinking they would 
sometime orbit the earth on the sea. 
This man we recognize was Colum- 
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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1962 



"A VOICE IN 
THE WILDERNESS" 



(Continued from page 5) 
bus. Columbus like many other men 
that followed him did not go out in 
his own wisdom, if history is correct. 
When these men started their orbit, 
they dedicated themselves and their 
effort to God by taking part in a Holy 
Communion Service, and when they 
landed they set up a cross and gave 
thanks and glory to God in the name 
of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

I trust that the readers of this ar- 
ticle will not think we are trying to 
minimize the courage, the humiiitv, 
the patriotism, and especially the faith 
in God of John Glenn, Jr. We are 
thankful for a man that has led the 
American people in this space effort 
■who has these qualities, and has re- 
ceived so much praise with such hu- 
mility. 

The writer of Proverbs ^aid many 
years ago, "Pride goeth before de- 
struction, and an haughty spirit be- 
fore a fall." As a nation that was 
founded upon a faith in God and his 
Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, let us not 
be ashamed to advertise before thf 
heathen, and the atheistic world that 
we believe in God and serve Him. Let 
us not be ashamed to let the school 
children know that we believe in God, 
and that we have a right to worship 
Him upon whom our country was 
founded. The atheist wouldn't let us 
sing, "Our Fathers God to Thee, Au- 
thor of Liberty," if they could help it. 

The poet Kipling wrote the Reces- 
sional for the British People. It is one 
of the most appropriate prayer hymns 
that has ever been composed. It was 
written when Great Britain was in 
her heighth of power and pride. The 
refrains of the verses are very ap- 
propriate for our nation today — 

"Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, 
lest we forget, lest we forget." 

The last verse of this hymn is ever- 
lasting fitting for all nations — 

"For heathen heart that puts her 
trust in reeking tube and iron shard; 

All valiant dust that builds on dust, 
and, guarding, calls not Thee to guard; 

For frantic boast and foolish work, 

Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord." 

Amen. 

Glendale Manse 

Now Has Furnace 



While Rev. J. W. Luke was in the 
hospital with the flu and pneumonia, 
a wonderful thing happened. Some of 
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Johnse Woodie initiated the idea of 
putting a furnace in the manse while 
the preacher was in the hospital as a 
surprise. Delmer Rose and Junior Hart 
backed him up by signing a note. Fred 
Vannoy, head of the Vannoy Heating 
Company, happened to be in the room 
in the hospital with Mr. Luke. Secret 
negotiations went on between Mr. Van- 
noy and Mr. Woodie about slipping 
the furnace in the manse while ihe 
preacher was recovering from sickness. 

When the preacher got home he was 
pleasently surprised to find the house 
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what had happened. The furnace has 
been a Godsend to those who 
live in the manse. It is the first time 
the whole house has been warm. 

The heat was a Godsend for the 
preacher who was recovering from ill- 
ness. It was a great help because Mrs. 
Luke then came down with the "flu" 
and they had a warm house for her 
sickness. Mrs. Luke said it was the 
best thing that had happened to the 
manse, since the men of Myers Park 
Presbyterian church put running water 
in the house. They used a windless and 
well bucket, until then. 



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JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1962 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 



Many Activities 

In Lansing Field 

During the spring much improve- 
ment has been made on the yard of 
the Lansing church. A bulldozer was 
hired to smooth down the earth of 
vacant lot adjacent to the church 
which was purchased by the church 
last fall. Then with the help of the lo- 
cal school agriculture teacher and his 
students the new lawn was carefully 
prepared for planting, fertilized, lim- 
ed, and seeded with a mixture of blue 
grass and clover. 

Following this approximately 115 
white pines were planted on one side 
and across the back of the church 
property. In addition, 16 boxwoods, 
which were given to the church by 
friends in the community, were plant- 
ed along the front and side of the 
church. Since the rains have begun a 
week or so ago, the grass has come up 
quite well. It is hoped that next fall 
some additional planting of flowers and 
shrubs can be done. The Lansing con- 
gregation is very grateful to the many 
people of the community who have 
given work and materials to make this 
yard improvement possible. 

DEDICATION SUPPER 

A big occasion in the life of the Lan- 
sing congregation was observed this 
spring with the holding of a dedica- 
tion service on the evening of Thurs- 
day, May 17, for the newly renovated 
church basement. This service was 
preceded by a fellowship supper in the 
new church basement. The Lansing 
Women of the Church had recentiy 
purchased a new electric stove which 
was used for the first time at this sup- 
per. 

Most all of the congregation was 
present to rejoice, and to give thanks 
at the dedication service. Also present 
were a number of out-of-town guests 
who had made generous donations and 
challenge gifts to the Lansing congre- 
gation during the fund-raising for this 
much-needed renovation. Rev. O. V. 
(Continued on page 2) 

Congratulations 

To Graduates 



We did not get an opportunity to 
congratulate personally all the grad- 
uates from among our young people. 
There are about four high schools here 
our young people attend, and it was 
impossible to be present at all the 
exercises. We offer you our sincere 
wishes and prayers for you in your 
life ahead. 

We offer you this advice spoken 
many years ago by a wise man, "Trust 
in the Lord with all thine heart; and 
lean not unto thine own understand- 
ing. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, 
and He shall direct thy paths." Prov. 
3:5-6. 



Glendale Church 
Host To Pioneer 
Meeting In May 

On Saturday, May 5, at about 10 a. 
m. cars began to pull up at the Mem- 
orial Building at Glendale Springs. 
They were filled with Pioneer boys 
and girls. One big bus came from Wins- 
ton-Salem filled with these Juniors. 
Everyone brought a lunch and ice 
cream and drinks were served to help 
out. 

In all, registration added up to about 
170 Pioneers and 20 or more adults. 
A fun program was directed by Rev. 
Mr. Glover which was greatly enjoy- 
ed by all. Inspiration, information, a 
view of the last year's pioneer camp 
by movies, a skit and addresses by 
Rev. T. I. Smith of West Jefferson and 
by Rev. Homer C. Phifer, Jr. of the 
Old Town Community near Winston- 
Salem filled the program. 

Rev. John Stanley, who is head of 
the Pioneer work of the Presbytery, 
took charge and had a well worked 
out program. The women of the Glen- 
dale Church helped with serving the 
young people. 

The young people were led in dis- 
cussion groups on the subject, "Voca- 
tional Calling." It was declared by all 
the most successful Conclave ever held. 
Many Pioneers declared they would 
see each other in Camp Laurel Ridge 
June 25 through 30. 



Membership At 
Mount Jefferson 
Church Now 155 



For the Spring quarter or March, 
April, and May, the atmosphere of the 
Mount Jefferson Church has been in- 
deed that of Spring. Following the 
Communicants' Classes held through- 
out March, seven of our young people 
made public profession of faith in 
Christ at the April Communion. And 
these, with other additions by church 
letter, have brought the church mem- 
bership to 155. 

The growth of the new united church 
has already made pressing the problem 
of space, particularly with respect to 
the Sunday School facilities. Fortun- 
ately, the large church balcony, built 
at the time when the church was erect- 
ed in 1927, but, curiously, built with 
no steps up to it and consequently 
never used, is now being made acces- 
sible and fitted for our Senior Young 
People, and class of boys. 

New furniture has had to be secured, 
because of numbers, for our beginner 
and primay departments; and on Easter 
Sunday, at the children's program at 
10 A. M., the church was filled to 
standing. Indeed, all of our Easter ser- 
vices this year were of especial bless- 
ing. The Good Friday half-hour service 
at noon, with the Meditation upon the 
(Continued on page 3) 




MANY ATTENDED the Pioneer Conclave at Glendale Springs. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

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MANY ACTIVITIES 

IN LANSING FIELD 



Editorials 



"WIN A SOUL FOR CHRIST" 



"He that winneth souls is wise," 
Prov. 11:30b. 

Last year the motto of the Glendale 
Springs Field of churches was: "Win 
a soul for Christ." This motto still 
holds for this year and for all years. 

If each member takes this motto 
seriously you will see souls won for 
Christ this year and constantly. 

You might ask the question, "How 
can I win a soul for Christ?" 

There are several suggestions I will 
mention — 

1st — Have a soul or souls who are 
not Christians in your thoughts. 

2nd — Pray for this soul continual- 
ly. 

3rd — Say a word to this person 
as you may have opportunity about 
their salvation. 

4th — Invite this person to church 
and Sunday School. 

The writer of Proverbs has said 
"He that winneth souls is wise." God's 
Holy Spirit will work with you if you 
will take the care of a soul in your 
heart. God will do the winning, and 
you can work with Him in bringing a 
soul to Him. Will you make this "Win 
a soul for Christ" your motto this; 
year — and may you be happy in see- 
ing your prayer answered. 

The Prophet Daniel said many years 
ago, "And they that be wise shall 
shine as the brightness of the firmam- 
ent: and they that turn many to right- 
eousness as the stars for ever and 
ever." Dan. 12:3. 

VACATION WITH GOD 

"And He said, My presence shall go 
with thee, and I will give thee rest." 
Ex. 33:14. 

As vacation time is here, may you 
have a full and happy time during this 
summer. 

Too often vacation time is a lax time 
from our duties to our church and also 
to our God. 

A little girl said one time in her 
prayers something like this: "Goodbye, 
God, we are all going on our vacation." 
These may not be the exact words but 



Continued from page 1) 
Caudill of Salisbury and his wife were 
present. Rev. Caudill, who is a church 
architect, prepared the plans for the 
basement renovation in consultation 
with a committee of the Lansing con- 
gregation. Another out-of-town guest 
was Dr. R. H. Stone, beloved former 
pastor of the Lansing church. With Dr. 
Stone were his wife and his son. 

The guest speaker invited for this 
occasion was John J. Barnhardt of 
Concord. The congregation is very 
grateful to Mr. Barnhardt for his mes- 
sage of inspiration and encourage- 
ment. Present with Mr. Barnhardt was 
his sister, Miss Maggie Barnhardt, al- 
so of Concord, who has long been a 
generous friend to the Presbyterian 
churches in this area. 

At the service appreciation was ex- 
pressed by Walter Osborne, chairman 
of the finance committee, to the many 
who had given so generously to make 
the renovation possible. Also Victor 
Clark, chairman of the building com- 
mittee, spoke words of appreciation 
to the many who had donated labor 
and help in the renovation work. Mr. 
Clark especially expressed apprecia- 
tion to Harley Denny and to Dolphus 
Denny, the two workmen who did such 
a superior job in carrying out the plans 
laid down for them by Rev. Mr. Cau- 
dill and the congregation. 

Truly, God has greatly blessed the 
Lansing church in making this base- 
ment renovation a reality. All thanks 
and praise be unto Him for this gift! 

YOUNG PEOPLE 

The youth groups of the Lansing 
church have been very busy and ac- 
tive during the past few months. 
Shortlv after last Christmas the Sr.- 
High Youth Fellowship and the Junior 
League took as a joint project the buy- 
ing of new folding tables for use in 
our new basement. Through their 
gifts and various fund-raisins' projects 
they managed to raise together aD- 
proximately $170.00 which has b^en 
used to purchase six brand-new tables 
with folding legs. The young people 
are justly proud of what they have 
done. It is hoped that they can yet 
purchase two more such tables to ad- 
equately provide for our future needs 
at church suppers and other uuch oc- 
casions. 

The Sr.-High Fellowship at Lansing 
has also enjoyed two special programs 
recently. One occurred on Sunday 
evening, Mav 6, when a team of 4 stu- 
dents from Davidson College were our 
guests for the program. They present- 

this is what she felt in her heart. 

Too often people drag themselves 
and their family all over the country, 
but fail to give God his chance to re- 
store their spiritual filling which is so 
ne^fssarv for the health of the soul. 

My friends, if you have a vacation 
time this summer, take time to worship 
at church, to read your Bible and pray. 
You will come back to your home with- 
out that worn out feeling, and a new 
and renewed faith in your God, who 
has promised to be with us to the end 
of the world. Do not let vacation time 
be a gap without God in your life. Do 
not let this time be a vacumn from the 
presence of God, for He has said, "My 
presence shall go with thee and I will 
give thee rest." 



ed a splendid program on Christian 
living in the home, school, church, and 
work. After the program they infor- 
mally answered numerous questions 
from the Lansing Youth Group con- 
cerning life at Davidson College. Pre- 
ceding the program the four students 
enjoyed supper in the church base- 
ment with the members of the Youth 
Fellowship. This meal was prepared 
by young ladies of the Lansing Youth 
Fellowship. 

Then, on Sunday evening, May 20, 
the Lansing Fellowship enjoyed a visit 
to the campus of Lees-McRae College 
at Banner Elk. They were th -1 guests 
of the college at a picnic supper held 
at "Wildcat Lake" near the campus. 
Following the supper we attended a 
vespers service conducted bv the Col- 
lege Christian Student Associntion, and 
were taken on a most enjoyable tour 
of the Grandfather Children's Home, 
the Cannon Memorial Hospital, ind the 
Lees-McRae Campus by Miss Rice, the 
official college hostess. The Youth Fel- 
lowship of the Lansing Church is most 
grateful to Col. Chapman, president 
at Lees-McRae, and to the others at 
the college who made this enjoyable 
and informative visit possible. 

A number of the Lansing young peo- 
ple are looking forward to attending 
the Presbytery Senior Conference and 
the Presbytery Pioneer Camp during 
the month of June. Those who have 
thus far registered to attend the Sr. 
Conference are: Miss Becky Ham, Miss 
Patsy Hart, Miss Nancy Campbell, 
Gary Osborne, Miss Gail Powers, Miss 
Helen Elliott, and Miss Margaret Bates. 
Going to the Pioneer camp are Miss 
Jeanette Paisley, Miss Linda Campbell, 
Jimmy Blevins, Miss Sis Anderson, 
Robert Ham, and Danny Stansberry. 

The Lansing Youth Fellowship rec- 
ently had to say "goodby" to their 
respected and beloved president, Rich- 
ard Gentry. Richard, who has already 
completed 2 years at Lees-McRae Col- 
lege, left the community to enter the 
U. S. Air Force. With him in the Air 
Force are two other former members 
of the Lansing Fellowship, Dalton 
Barker, who also attended Lees-McRae 
and Johnny Segraves. Another mem- 
ber of the Youth Fellowship, Miss 
Mary Brown, will soon be leaving the 
Fellowship to begin her college train- 
ing at Lee-McRae. 

BIBLE SCHOOL 

The dates for the Bible Schools of 
the Lansing Church Field have been 
set as follows: Gillespie Bible School — 
July 9-13; Foster Memorial Bible 
School — July 13-17; and Lansing Bible 
School — August 16-20. 

During the Lansing Bible School 
special classes will be held outdoors 
each evening for the Senior High 
Young People of the Lansing communi- 
ty. These outside meetings will in- 
clude games and also a visit to one of 
the nearby recreational areas. 

LANSING PASTOR ATTENDS 
CONFERENCE 

The Presbytery of Winston-Salem 
selected Rev. John Stanley to attend 
the Church-Extension Conference at 
Montreat this summer May 2-8. The 
expenses for this conference will be 
paid out of the entertainment expense 
plan, which is sponsored by the Di- 
vision of Home Missions. This confer- 
ence is held each summer at Montreat 
for inspiration, fellowship, and train- 
ing to pastors in the Church Extension 
Churches. Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke 
also attended the church conference. 



JUNE. 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



MEMBERSHIP AT 

MOUNT JEFFERSON 



New Building Program Now 



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Continued from oage 1> 

4th word from the cross, was the 4th of 
these services held in the church. Then, 
on Easter morning, the Sunrise Service 
at 6 A. M., a tradition brought to us by 
the Jefferson part of the union and in 
charge of Mrs. Rose McEwen, proved 
an enrichment of the day. The services 
later, at 10 A. M., and 11 A. M., were 
so fully attended that our balcony 
would have been very useful. 

At all of the special services, the 
church choir, under the direction of 
Richard Luke, rendered a fine variety 
of the beautiful music of the season. 
One cannot leave the mention of church 
music without paying tribute to Mr. 
Luke's work as choir director and or- 
ganist. He has truly introduced into 
our services some of the great music 
of the church universal, and music us- 
ually heard only in city churches. 

On May 16, the first covered-dish 
fellowship supper of the year was held, 
and was such a gathering that the Jef- 
ferson Public School cafeteria-hall was 
needed, and offered by Principal Rob- 
ert Woodie, to take care of the turn- 
out. A happy surprise at this gathering 
was the presence of Dr. R. H. Stone, 
former minister of nearly all Presby- 
terian churches of Ashe County. The 
children were shown movie cartoons 
after supper, while a program for the 
adults was given by the Women of the 
Church. 

On May 18-19, the annual overnight 
retreat for our Senior Young People 
took place at the Boone Cabins. There 
were games, and meals were cooked 
outdoors, and the study, led by the 
minister, was upon the subject of "How 
we can know God's will for our lives." 
Twenty-five were present. Earlier in 
the month, a group of 13 of our 
Pioneers attended the Presbytery 
Pioneer-Conclave at Glendale Springs, 
where the 200 present were easily tak- 
en care of, and all phases of their pro- 
gram activated, in the new Johnny 
Luke Memorial Building. The chal- 
lenge of full-time service for Christ 
was given to the young people as part 
of their program at this Conclave. 

On May 21, the Women of the Church 
at Mount Jefferson heard Miss Zeta 
Davison of Pilot Mountain in an ad- 
dress upon Christian Vocation, and are 
still speaking about what was heard 
that evening. May 21st was also signal- 
ized by another feature which is cause 
of great rejoicing to all the congregat- 
ion here. Of an indebtedness of $6000, 
which has been reduced by $100 a year 
since 1958, a payment was made May 
21st which has brought the indebted- 
ness down to $850. 

And the way by which the large pay- 
ment was raised is a way which can 
be well used by any church needing to 
raise funds, and which was suggested 
by Mrs. Louise Fetzer of our Building 
Committee. Each working member (or 
income-receiving member) of the 
church simply brought in, by a certain 

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The friends of Glade Valley School 
are glad at the building program now 
to be undertaken. On May 18 on the 
evening of the commencement exer- 
cises, ground breaking for two new 
buildings on the campus was carried 
out. 

Mrs. H. M. Armentrout of High Point, 
N. C. has given $100,000 to be used to 
construct a new auditorium which will 
seat 460 people, and will provide for 
the music department. About $14,000 
will be raised by the trustees for this 
building. A duplex staff house given 
by Mrs. Ned Tyrell of Winston-Salem, 
N C, costing about $12,000 will also 
be constructed. This building will be 
used for the faculty. 

On May 13 at 8 p. m. the baccalua- 
reate service was held for the closing 
of the Glade Valley School. Rev. Cal- 
vin Thielman of the Billy Graham team 
gave an inspiring sermon on "Vision 
and Service." 

The closing exercises were held May 
18, at 11 a. m. The following graduated 
this year: Martha Lynn Barnes, Caro- 
lyn Clark Berry, Mary Alta Blakely, 
Patricia Ann Combs, Charles Ray 
Crouse, John Nicholas Dalton, Kath- 
leen Louise Dant, Linda Carol Davis, 
Claudia Pollyanna Hare, Guy Garner 
Higgins, Lorna Gay Newcomb, Martha 
Susan Snodderly, and Nani Frances 
Swertfeger. Many rewards were given 
to the students. Music was rendered by 
the Glade Valley Choir led by E. C. 
Johnson. Hugh G. Chatham, president 
of the Chatham Manufacturing Com- 
pany, gave the commencement address. 
The exercises were led by Superinten- 
dent Harold P. Jones. 

The exercises were very inspiring. 
The class Psalm was the 46th, the class 
hymn was "Christ of The Upward 

date, one-day's wages (or income) to be 
put to the fund needed. 

Truly, in this Spring of 1962, the 
Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
rejoices, and has much to be thankful 
for. 




MRS. H. M. ARMENTROUT of High 
Point contributed $100,000 for a new 
auditorium at Glade Vallev. 

Way." The text, "Be strong and of 
good courage, fear not nor be afraid 
of them; for the Lord thy God, He is 
that doth go with thee. He will not fail 
thee, nor forsake thee." , 

Gade Valley has had a wonderful 
year and with the new building pro- 
gram, it is looking forward to greater 
advancement next year. 

Home Furnishing 



Store 



Victor Clark 
Lansing, 



Worth Greer 
N. C. 



Ranclio Drive-In Diner 

1 1-4 Miles East of Jefferson, Highway 221 

Serving the best in 

Western Steaks, Country Ham, Fried Chicken 

Jenny & Dallas Williams Phone 246-6981, Jefferson, N. C. 



Glade Valley School. Inc. 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY 

A Christian School For Boys And Girls. 

Under Control of Oranpe and Winston-Salem Presbyteries 
Glade Valley, N. C. 
A community where there is order under authority; frugal 
but sufficient; hardworking but healthful; secure of routine and 
provision; objective and consistent. 

For information or registration write — Harold P. Jones, Reg- 
istrar, Glade Valley, N. C. 



h>AGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1962 



Wooclie Builds 

Barl>ecuc S li c d 

Tn this issue of the Ashe Presby- 
terian you will see a picture of J. A. 
Woodie and the new barbecue shed he 
has built. Johnse, who saw the need 
for a shed over the barbecue pit de- 
ckled he would build one. He got to 
work and it was not long before the 
shed was erected. 

Jerry Severt helped and some of the 
other men, but Johnse did the major 
part of the work. The first supper 
planned is Saturday, June 9, and we are 
glad to have a shed over our heads 
if it rains. Much praise goes to Johnse 
for his hard work. 

Barbecue Raises 

Funds For Furnace 



On June 9 a very successful barbecue 
supper was served by the Glendale 
Springs Church. The men and women 
began work Saturday morning fixing 
chicken and cutting slaw. At 12 noon 
150 chickens were put on the barbecue 
racks. 

Johnse Woodie, the chief cook, saw 
that every half chicken was well done. 
Jerry Severt, Delmer Wade Rose, and 
others helped. The women of the 
church served about 350 to 400 plates. 

The proceeds were raised for pay- 
ment of furnace which was installed 
last winter. Praise goes out to these 
folks who worked hard all day Sat- 
urday. We thank many customers who 
ate with us. 

Revival Dates Listed 
For Glendale Field 



The revival dates for the churches in 
the Glendale field are as follows: 

Bethel and Millers — July 1-8, Bob 
Armstead, Columbia Seminary. 

Laurel Fork — Aug. 26-31, Lester 
Sheppard, Westfield, N. C. 

Glendale Springs — 2nd week ui 
Sept., Daniel D. Sulc, Martinsburg, v/ 
Va. 

We trust our friends will be pray- 
ing for each of these dates. We need 
the power of God in these meetings. 

Bible Schools 

Set At Churches 



The schedule for the Daily Vaca- 
tion Schools are planned as follows for 
the Glendale Springs Field of churches 

Glendale Springs Church — June J 1 
through 22. 

Laurel Fork Church — July 9-20 

Bethel and Millers Churches— July 
23 - August 1. 



Lansing Grocer 



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Friendly Service ! : 

Lansing, N. C. { 




PROUDLY SURVEYING the barbecue shed he built is Johnse Woodie. 



Land For Sale 

Near Parkway 



A lot which is a part of the Presby- 
terian Church property is for sale at 
Glendale Springs. 

This piece of land contains 2.4 acres, 



part of which is cleared, and part of 
woods. Two beautiful cherry trees, a 
spring, and small stream are on this 
land. It is about 1-2 mile from Park- 
way and is a fine location for cottage 
or home. Good road, post office within 
easy reach at Glendale. Stores and 
Trading Post near. Any who are in- 
terested, contact Delmer Rose, or J. 
W. Luke at Glendale Springs, N. C. 



Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 
Dial 246-3161 West Jefferson, N. C. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Badger's Funeral Home 



Phone 246-3151 



i 
i 

West Jefferson, N. C. j 



Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 838-8552 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



JUNE. 1912 



PHF, ASHE PRESBYTERIAn 



PAGE FIVE 



Stones Move Back 
To Ashe County 

Rev. R. H. Stone, who has recently 
retired from the Executive Secretary's 
office of Orange Presbytery, has mov- 
ed back to Ashe county to the town 
of Jefferson, N. C. Mr. Stone started 
his work as a minister in the town of 
Jefferson. He is responsible for the 
"Ashe Presbyterian" which he origi- 
nated in 1925. Dr. Stone did the great- 
est expansion work for Winston-Sal- 
em Presbytery in the mountains that 
has been accomplished since the or- 
ganization of the Presbytery. 

Many of Dr. Stone's friends are glad 
to see Ham and Polly back to their 
old tromping grounds. These are fav- 
orite names for Dr. and Mrs. Stone. A 
new house has been constructed on a 
rising hill on the outskirts of Jeffer- 
son, and the Stones have moved in. 
You can see them i., the picture in this 
paper. 

Astronaut Heard 

By Doris Woodie 

Miss Doris Woodie, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woodie, and mem- 
ber of the Glendale Springs Presby- 
terian Church, is now in her Senior 
year at Muskingum Presbyterian Col- 
lege. In her Junior year in 19G0 John 
H. Glenn, Jr. spoke at the chapel in 
Muskingum College and was given 
an honorary degree by the college at 
that time. 

Doris heard Col. John Glenn, Jr. 
make this address at the college. She 
also sees the parents of the Colonel 
at the Presbyterian Church which she 
attends. The Glenns make their home 
at New Concord, Ohio which is very 
near the college. Doris has made her 
home with her grandparents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Luther Woodie, as she taught and 
completed her college degree at Mus- 
kingum College. 

Miss Evelyn Acheson 
Will Help Here 

Miss Evelyn Acheson, our former 
worker in the Glendale Field, and 
now teaching in Hopewell, Va., will 
spend her vacation in this field. Miss 
Acheson will be a welcomed guest, 
and will help in teaching Sunday 
classes in some of the former churches 
in which she worked. 

1 

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Bulova - 
Watches 



Diamond 
Rings 



Watches 



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N. C. 



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DR. AND MRS. R. H. STONE are at their new home at Jefferson. 



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ews From 
Glendale 



The 
Field 
Young People 



Billy Faye Combs is back from St. 
Andrews College for the summei and 
we look forward to having Billy Faye 
help in Bible School at Glendale. 

Gracie Caudill is back from King 
College and will work at Montreat this 
summer. 

Ella Mae Miller will remain at the 
Martha Berry College this summer, 
Mt. Berry, Ga. 

Charles Caudill is home for a short 



vacation from Iowa State College 
where he has completed his scholai- 
ship work in the agriculture depart- 
ment. Charles and Betty, his wife, will 
make their home in Washington, D. C. 
where Charles is employed by the gov- 
ernment. 

Doris Woodie, now attending Mus- 
kingum College, (College of Col. John 
Glenn) New Concord, Ohio, will be 
marriad this summer at the Glendale 
Springs Church on June 30 to Thomas 
Warner of Ohio. Doris will soon be at 
home in Jefferson for the summer. 

Lloyd Harless whe completed one 
term at Randolph Macon College, has 
volunteered in the Air Corps. His 
address is A-B Lloyd J. Harless, A. F. 
14792542, Box 1525, Flight 626, Lack- 
land AFB, Texas. 



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James Vaniiov, Contractor 



Building and Roofing 



Phone 3-2150 



Jefferson, N. C. 



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Burgess Furniture Store 



"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 



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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1962 



Three Churches 

Without Pastor 



Since Mr. Culler was called to anoth- 
er charge from the Jefferson Field, 
Ebenezer, Low Gap and Peak Creek 
Churches have been without a pastor. 
After a joint meeting of these church- 
es at Ebenezer in which Rev. J. R. 
Smith presided, the plans for these 
churches were worked out. 

The three churches meet together at 
turns in each building. Dave Smiley, 
Bible teacher at Glade Valley is now 
filling these pulpits. Sunday Schools 
are being held and Miss Ruth Bowlin, 
who is one of the leaders in this move- 
ment, reports an average of 50. There 
is an attendance of 60 to 75 at the 
preaching services. We are glad this 
work is prospering in such a fine way 
under the leadership of Dave Smiley. 

Iii Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



HORACE C. SEEKING 

God has called a consecrated man of 
service to himself. Horace C. Sebring 
was known as a servant of his Lord 
through his activities for youth, and 
his church. Mr. Sebring served in Y. 
M. C. A., Scout, and youth work. He 
was an elder and worker in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston, and 
in the Reynolda Church. The highest 
honor of scouting was given him, the 
Silver Beaver. God has called a useful 
man to a higher position in his eterni- 
ty. 

CARL COLVARD 

One of the Christian "ouslnessmen of 
West Jefferson was just recently call- 
ed of God to his eternal home. He was 
a faithful member of the West Jeffer- 
son Baptist Church. Carl, as everyone 
knew him, was one of our best ad- 
vertisers in the Ashe Presbyterian. As 
you read the Dr. Pepper Bottling 
Works advertisements, you know that 
Carl was behind them. Our hearts go 
out to his family. Let us remember God 
knows best. 

CHARLES FRANKLIN OSBORNE 

Charles Franklin Osborne was called 
away on May 5 from the Laurel Fork 
community. Charles' father and mother 
were both members of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church and had preced- 
ed him in death. Charles Osborne was 
a quiet farmer, a war veteran, and one 
who prayed and had a strong faith in 
God. May God bless his family 



LITTLE BOB'S 

DRUG CENTER 

Corner 9th and B Streets 

Center of Town 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




TWINS, Gay and Fay Shepherd, attend Sunday School at Bethel. 

Pioneer Camp At Seniors To Meet 

Laurel Mountain At Glade Valley 



The following are registered to go to 
the Pioneer Camp at Laurel Moun- 
tain. This camp has been built in Ashe 
county and the Presbyterian Church 
has rented the camp for the second 
season. 

From Bethel Church — Dale Wayne, 
Jimmy Wyatt, and Donald Bumgarner 
have been registered. 

From Glendale Springs Church — Jo 
Anne Caudill, Linda Stroud, Zane 
Sheets, David Sheets, Chris Bare, 
Lawrence Bare, and Gregory Faw. 
Mrs. H. L. Bare of the Glendale 
Springs Church will serve as one of 
the counselors. 
C>- 



The following are registered from 
Bethel Church to go to Glade Valley 
for the Senior High Conference June 
10-16. 

Nancy Miller, Alice Vannoy, Carroll 
Wyatt, and Ruby Shepherd. 

These seniors are looking forward 
to the week at Glade Valley. 

Campbell's Grocery | 
K r Feed Store j 

Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 1 






Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



Dial 246-4591 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Parker Tie Compg 



pany 



"If You Are Building, See Us" 



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Dial 246-2611 






West Jefferson, N. C. 



JUNE, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Parks To Assist 

In Bible School 



Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Park, who 
work in the school of the West End 
Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, Va., 
will be in the Glendale Field to help 
in the three Bible Schools this sum- 
mer. They will also help in Sunday 
Schools and services of the churches. 

The Women of the Glendale Church 
have fitted out an apartment in one 
room of the Memorial Building for the 
Parks to live in. 

We welcome the Parks for this sum- 
mer work, and know we shall anjoy 
having them with us. 

Enduring 

As Seeing Him 



Enduring? Yes. but not alone! 

Not stumbling through my night 
But clinging to that One who is 

My strength, my life, my light. 

Although my rocky road winds on 
Through valleys of despair, 

Or desert land, through storm or flood, 
My Lord is always there. 

The strong and lovely Son of God 

Has never left my side; 
Mine but to put my hand in His, 

And trust that radiant Guide. 

praise God for this gift, of faith: 

Through eyes of flesh grow dim 

1 still behold my Lord, and thus 

Endure as seeing Him! 

Should Thank God 

For Glade Valley 

The editor cut the following news 
item from a paper and then thanked 
God we have a school like Glade Val- 
ley where we can teach the Bible and 
pray to the true God. 

The news item is as follows: 

"COURT ASKED TO BAN PRAY- 
ER AND BIBLE IN SCHOOLS" 

"Annapolis, Md. — (NC> — An at- 
torney has asked the Court of Appeals 
to order Baltimore City schools to dis- 
continue the practice of reading por- 
tions of the Bible and reciting the 
Lord's Prayer in the classroom. 

'Attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman 
made the request on behalf of a ninth 
grade pupil, William J. Murray, and 
the pupil's mother, Mrs. Madalyn E. 
Murray. They are appealing a Balti- 
more City Superior Court ruling in 
favor of the Baltimore City School 
Board. 

"The pupil and his mother contend 
they are atheists and as such are op- 
posed to the conduct of religious teach- 
ings." 

This sounds like Communist athesism 



W. J. Electric Co. 

A full line of modern General 

Electric Appliances. 

Phone 246-4621 

West Jefferson, N. C. 




THESE MEN are hard at work putting a new roof on the Glendale 
Springs manse. 



trying to creep in our country. I than* 
God we have a school like filndo Vn.i_ 

ley where we can still teach the things 
of God. I believe and hope we have 
in America today many more Christ- 
ians who have refused to bow their 
knee to atheism, and will stand up for 
the faith of our fathers who founded 
this country on a foundation of true 
Christian Faith. 



MASH-SEVERT WEDDING 



On June 1 Wade Mash and Peggy 
Severt of Glendale Springs were unit- 
ed in marriage at the Manse. Rev. J 
W. Luke performed the nuptial cere- 
mony. We pray God's blessing upon 
these young people as they start life 
together. 






McNeill's 



"The Friendly Place To Shop" 
West Jeffersor North Carolina 



G-F-P Chevrolet Company, Inc. 

Sales and Service 

"More People Buy Chevrolets Than Any Other Car" 

Dial 246-3131 West Jefferson, N. C. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 



Spainhour's 



Choose your spring and summer goods here. 
North Wilkesboro and Elkin, North Carolina 



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PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1962 



Winston Church 
Handles General 
Assembly Well 

The First Presbyterian Church of 
Winston-Salem and their pastor Dr. 
Julian Lake are to be congratulated 
in the well organized and efficient 
handling of the General Assembly. The 
450 Commissioners were well taken 
care of in the 102nd meeting of the 
Assembly on May 10-15. 

Dr. Wallace M. Alston of Decatur, 
Ga. the retiring moderator, stressed 
larger plans in God's work for the fu- 
ture, and a vital faith in God's active 
presence. 

The new moderator elected for the 
year was Dr. Edward D. Grant, a lay- 
man from Baton Rouge. Many of us 
remember him as the Executive Sec- 
retary of the Board of Christian Edu- 
cation from 1934 to 1952, as well as in 
other prominent positions in the 
Southern Church. 

Some of the subjects brought up be- 
fore the Assembly were the follow- 
ing: A brief statement of beliefs, a 
need for $12,000,000 capital funds for 
important boards and improvements 
of the church. A most controversial 
issue was whether to pull out of the 
National Council of Churches — this 
was the recommendation of the stand- 
ing committee on Inter-Church Rela- 
tions. A great need for a growing pro- 
gram in World Missions was stressed 
by Dr. T. Watson Street. 

The Assembly said "No" to union 
talks with the United) Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A. but sought fuller 
expression of unity in faith and ac- 
tion with the Reformed Church in 
America. The Assembly opened the 
way with the possibility of ordination 
of women as officers. A ratification of 
41 of the 80 Presbyteries must approve 
before it is made a law of the church. 
The Assembly took strong steps toward 
combatting obscenity, and un-Christ- 
ian view of sex. A report was adopt- 
ed that held federal grants and loans 
to private and parochial schools are a 
violation of the principle of separation 
of Church and State. 

So went the General Assembly at 
Winston-Salem. May God bless our 
church with a great spiritual growth. 

Furnace, New Roof 
Added At Glendale 



The members of the Glendale 
Springs Church with help from church- 
es in this field, have done some very 
practical things this year. 

The first major project was the in- 
stallation of a furnace in the manse. 
This was a great joy to the pastor who 
had never had sufficient heat in the 
house. The Glendale Church is now 
working toward paying for the fur- 
nace by serving a barbecue supper on 



Lansing Garage ! 



Mount Jefferson 

Choir To Sing 



The Mount Jefferson Presbyterian 
Church Choir will sing at the Glendale 
Springs church June 17 at 8 p. m. 

The choir is directed by R. T. Luke, 
who is the organist, and has given 
much time in developing this group. 

the evening of June 9. 

The second very necessary project 
v/as the putting a new roof on the 
manse. A few years ago a terrible hail 
storm cut the shingles very badly. The 
roof was patched up and a coating of 
tar compound was applied to the whole 
roof. The roof has given trouble ever 
since but by the use of buckets and 
sheets of celotex we stayed in the dry, 
except for certain spots which seemed 
impossible to prevent from leaking. 
We are glad now we feel secure from 
the elements. A good job was done by 
Wade Black and Walter Severt, who 
took the old roof off and put the new 
gray shingles on. 

This roof is being paid for by mem- 
bers of the church each buying a 
square of shingles. The pastor of the 
Glendale Field is very grateful to all 
who had a part in putting this new 
roof on the manse. 

If you want to help and buy a square, 
write to H. L. Bare, Glendle Springs, 
N. C. Each square will cost $8.10. 



District Women 
Hold Meeting At 
Glendale Springs 



The Women of the Church, West 
District met at the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church April 12 and were 
led in a splendid inspirational program 
by Mrs. W. H. McElwee of North 
Wilkesboro, N. C. 

There were about eighty present who 
enjoyed the fellowship, business, and 
inspiration of the gathering. One of 
the highlights of the meeting was the 
address of Dr. R. E. Lewis, resident 
surgeon from North Wilkesboro. Dr. 
Lewis substituted for Miss Nancy Boyd 
who is a missionary, and was detain- 
ed on account of passing of a loved 
one. 

Everyone brought lunches which 
were placed on tables in the Memorial 
Building adjoining the church. The 
Women of the Glendale Church serv- 
ed drinks and served the women by 
arranging the food. The Memorial 
Building was an ideal place for this 
lunch. 

A generous offering was received by 
the women to help complete the de- 
tails of the building. We of Glendale 
thank the ladies for their thought and 
wonderful offering. 



Rose Grocery 

Where friends meet to talk and shop. 
Phone 3-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. 

COMPLIMENTS OF 

Phenix Chair Company 



Phone 246-2671 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



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COMPLIMENTS OF 



Cashion Oil Company 



Distributors of Pure Oil 



i 

; North Wilkesboro 



North Carolina 



Lansing, 



N. C. 



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VOLUME XLV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1962 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 3 




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MANY YOUNG PEOPLE attended the Daily Vacation Bible School 
held at the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 



Rev. J. R. Smith 
Gets Important 
Post In Atlanta 



Many Attend DVBS 
In Glendale Field 



Rev. J. R. Smith, who is well known 
in the Winston-Salem Presbytery as 
the Executive Secretary and Treasurer 
of the Presbytery, has accepted an 
important position under the Assemb- 
ly of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
(Southern Presbyterian Church) as 
Director of the new Urban Church 
Department. 

This department has just been set 
up by our church and will require 
new exploration in the field of estab- 
lishing new churches on suburbs of 
growing cities. Mr. Smith has been 
very successful in promoting the or- 
ganization of new churches in strate- 
gic locations in the growing areas 
around Winston-Salem, and it is felt 
will be a valuable man in this pioneer 
(Continued on page 3) 

Pickards Visit At 

Glendale Springs 

Glendale Springs had the pleasure 
of a brief visit from the Pickard fami- 
ly. Many of us remember George Pick- 
ard who worked in the Glendale 
Springs field some years ago. He is 
now a minister in Ila, Ga. and ad- 
ministers to the Mt. Herman Presby- 
terian Church. 



The following will give a summary 
of the Daily Vacation Bible Schools 
held in the Glendale field. 

Church Date Enrollment 
Glendale Church, June 11-22 ... 92 
Laurel Fork Church, July 13-23 . . 57 
Bethel Church, July 23-31 50 

Total in all 199 

The young people at Glendale 
Springs met at a night session on the 
last week of the Bible School and had 
a very successful study and song ser- 
vice together, led by Mr. and Mrs. 
Dennis Park of Hopewell, Va. 

ATTEND SENIOR CAMP 



The following young people attend- 
ed the Senior Camp at Glade Valley 
June 10-16: Alice Vannoy, Carol 
Wyatt, Nancy Miller, and Ruby Shep- 
ard. These seniors were from Bethel 
Church. 

Dr. Stone Preaehes 
At Glendale Church 



Dr. R. H. Stone, who is retired in 
Ashe county, preached at the morning 
service at the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church on Aug. 25. A large 
congregation enjoyed the service led 
by Dr. Stone. 



Many Activities 



In Lansing Field 



NEW ARRIVAL AT LANSING 

MANSE 

Rev. and Mrs. John Stanley at Lan- 
sing are very happy to announce the 
arrival of a little daughter on Mon- 
day, August 13. She has been named 
Sharon Gettys Stanley. Her middle 
name comes from the former last name 
of her mother, the former Margaret 
Gettys of McCormick, S. C. The ar- 
rival of this little daughter gives this 
family a balance of one boy and one 
girl. The parents are very proud and 
thankful for this new source of joy 
in their home. 

BIBLE SCHOOLS 

During the summer months three 
one-week Bible Schools were held in 
the Lansing Church field. The attend- 
ance at the Gillespie and the Foster 
Memorial Churches was about fifty 
for each school. The attendance at 
the Lansing Bible School was approxi- 
mately 125. 

A special feature to the Lansing 
Bible School was the series of evening 
programs held outside for the young 
people during Bible School week. Sev- 
eral of the young ministers of Wins- 
ton-Salem Presbytery were invited to 
speak to these youth gatherings. 
Among these speakers were Rev. Hom- 
er C. Phifer of the Old Town Presby- 
terian Church in Winston-Salem; Rev. 
Charles Murray, pastor of the Coolee- 
mee Presbyterian Church; Bill Deane, 
student of Union Seminary in Rich- 
mond, Va., who served this summer 
as assistant in the North Wilkesboro 
Church, and David Smiley, Bible 
teacher at Glade Valley School. The 
average attendance at these out-of- 
door youth meetings was about 45. On 
the last evening of these meetings the 
entire group went to Hungry Mother 
State Park, near Marion, Va., where 
they enjoyed a swim, picnic, and ver- 
spers service. 

Grateful appreciation is expressed 
by the pastor of the Lansing Church 
field for the many local church mem- 
bers who so faithfully served as teach- 
ers and workers at the Bible Schools 
this summer. The following served as 
Bible School teachers: Mrs. Kenneth 
Roland, Mrs. Edgar Barr, Miss Becky 
Ham, Miss Rita Parsons, Miss Gail 
Pnioorc, Miss Marv Ri-nwn. Miss Paisv 
Hart, Mrs. Coy Michael, Mrs. Ray 
Blevins, Miss Cola Stamper, Miss Mar- 
gie Weaver, Miss Lavern Weaver, Miss 
Brenda Miller, and Rev. John Stanley. 
REVIVALS 

Revival are scheduled for each of 
the three churches in the Lansing 
field during the fall months. The first 
of these will be conducted at the Fos- 
ter Memorial Church from Sept. 16- 
21. Dr. R. H. Stone, the beloved form- 
er pastor of many of the Ashe coun- 
ty churches, will be the guest minister 
for this revival series. It was under 
the leadership of Dr. Stone that the 
Foster Memorial Church was organiz- 
ed in 1931. Dr. Stone recently retired 
from his work as the Executive Sec- 
(Continued on page 2) 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



MANY ACTIVITIES 

IN LANSING FIELD 



HOW TO RAISE A CROOK 



The twelve rules for raising a crook 
were copied from the Journal which 
in turn copied them from an AP 
story. The story stated these rules 
were printed in a church bulletin from 
Chesterfield, England. They are very 
striking and applicable to life today, 
that is why we are printing them. 

1. Begin from infancy to give the 
child everything he wants. This way 
he will grow up to believe that the 
world owes him a living. 

2. When he picks up bad words, 
laugh at him. It will encourage him 
to pick up "cuter" phrases that will 
blow the top off your head later. 

3. Never give him any spiritual 
training. Wait until he is 21 and then 
let him decide for himself. 

4. Avoid the use of the word 
"wrong." It may develop a guilt com- 
plex. This will condition him to be- 
lieve later when he is arrested for 
stealing a car that society is against 
him and he is being persecuted. 

5. Pick up anything he leaves ly- 
ing around — books, shoes, clothing. 
Do everything for him so he will be 
experienced in throwing the respon- 
sibility onto others. 

6. Let him read any printed matter 
he can get his hands on. Be careful 
the silverware and drinking glasses 
are sterilized, but let his mind feed 
on garbage. 

7 O"^fi-ol frequently in the presence 

of the children. Then they won't be 
too shocked when the home is brok- 
en up. 

8. Give the child all the spending 
money he wants. Never let him earn 
his own. Why should he have things 
as tough as you had them? 

9. Satisfy his every craving for 
food, drink and comfort. See that 
every desire is gratified. Denial may 
lead to harmful frustations. 

10. Take his part against the neigh- 
bors, teachers and policemen. They 
are all prejudiced against your child. 

11. When he gets into real trouble, 
apologize for yourself by saying, "I 
never could do anything with him." 

12. Prepare for a life of grief — you 
will have it. 



(Continued trom page 1) 
retary of Orange Presbytery in the 
Synod of N. C. 

The second revival will be conduct- 
ed in the Gillespie Church from Oct. 
7-12. The Rev. Kenneth Pollock, pas- 
tor of the Yadkinville and Bixby Pres- 
byterian Churches in Winston-Salem 
Presbytery, will be the evangelist at 
these services. 

The revival at the Lansing Church 
has been scheduled for the week of 
Oct. 21-26. Preacher at these meetings 
will be the Rev. Lester Shepherd, pas- 
tor of the Francisco, Hills, Collins- 
town, and Asbury Presbyterian 
Churches in Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery. 

Your prayers are asked for God's 
blessings to be upon these revival meet- 
ings in order that they may be spirit- 
ually enriching for these congrega- 
tions and the communities in which 
they are located. Please pray for God's 
power and guidance to be with Dr. 
Stone, Rev. Pollock, and Rev. Shep- 
hard as they preach at these revivals. 

SR.-HIGH RALLY 

The Senior-High Fellowship of the 
Lansing Church field has extended an 
invitation to the Sr.-High Council of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery to hold the 
Presbytery Senior-High Fall Rally at 
the Lansing Presbyterian Church. This 
invitation has been accepted and the 
date for the rally has been set for 
Sunday, Nov. 11. Approximately 200- 
250 young people are expected to be 
present for this Sunday afternoon ral- 
ly. 

The rallv will begin with registra- 
tion at 3:00 p. m. and with a combin- 
ed business and worship meeting con- 
cluding around 8:00 p. m. Plans are 

Dr. John W. Luke, Editor, 
The Ashe Presbyterian, 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 

Dear Dr. Luke: 

Mrs. Stone and I would like to ex- 
press to you our appreciation for the 
welcome you have given us through 
the columns of your publication. You 
were most gracious to announce our 
return to the county. 

In no place where we have lived 
have we ever received so royal a wel- 
come as was accorded us by our 
friends in the Jefferson school gym- 
nasium and lunch room. Heretofore, 
"roll out the red carpet" has been 
onlv an expression. — now it really 
has meaning to us. 

The return to the county to live is 
the fulfillment of a dream of twenty- 
one years. I did not want to leave in 
1941, but it was the Lord's will. That 
experience taught we that to do the 
Lord's will isn't always easy. But it 
is always right. 

If in any way I can be of service 
to you or to the other ministers or 
your churches you may be assured 
that it will be a pleasure. 

With an abiding gratitude to you 
and to the host of others who have 
given us such a warm and cordial 
welcome, and with the best of wishes, 
I am, 

Yours in His service, 
R. H. Stone. 



now underway to work out the de- 
tails for this rally. It is expected that 
a number of the Churches in the east- 
ern part of the Presbytery, in the 
Winston-Salem area, will charter spec- 
ial buses for transportation to the 
Fall Rally. President of the Youth 
Council this year is Bob Phillips, of 
Winston-Salem. One of the young peo- 
ple of the Lansing Church, Miss Nancy 
Campbell, is a member of the Pres- 
bytery Youth Council. 

ORGAN DONATED 

A brand new electric organ has rec- 
ently been donated to the Lansing 
Presbyterian Church. This fine organ 
is being given in loving memory of 
J. O. Blevins by members of his fami- 
ly. Mr. Blevins was for many years a 
much loved and respected elder in 
the Lansing church, and a man fondly 
remembered by the community of 
Lansing. The Lansing congregation is 
very joyful over the gift of the organ 
and feels that it is a most appropriate 
memorial to the wonderful Christian 
life lived by Mr. J. O. Blevins. The 
Lansing congregation is also grateful 
to the family of Mr. Blevins who has 
chosen this generous way of mem- 
orializing their father. The beautiful 
music of this organ is adding much to 
the worship services at the Lansing 
Church. Recently a grandson of Mr. 
Blevins, Johnny Glenn, of S. C, was 
present as guest organist for a Sun- 
day service. Through the lovely music 
of this organ the memory and influ- 
ence of this fine and faithful elder 
will continue for many years. 

YOUNG PEOPLE GO 

It is with mixed emotions that the 
Lansing congregation sees some of its 
young people grow up and leave the 
community. We are proud of them for 
their achievements, but we know that 
most of them will not be returning to 
our community again to live. This past 
summer two of our fine young men, 
Mr. Richard Gentry and Mr. Johnny 
Segraves left to enter the U. S. Air 
Force. They have both completed their 
basic training and are now both sta- 
tioned at Keesler Air Force Base in 
Biloxi, Miss. Both of these young men 
were active in the Lansing Youth Fel- 
lowship, Richard Gentry being the 
president of the Youth Fellowship up 
to the time of his departure for the 
Air Force. 

Within the next two weeks two 
more of our young people, Miss Mary 
Brown and Tommy Gentry, will leave 
Lansing to enter Lees-McRae College 
for further study. We congratulate 
these two upon their decision, to en- 
ter college and ask your prayers for 
God's guidance to them as they furth- 
er their preparation for their life's 
work. 

SCOUT TROOP 

The Lansing Church is now helping 
to sponsor a Lansing Scout Troop, 
Troop 272. A number of boys from the 
congregation are members of the troop. 
The troop scoutmaster is Warren Hart- 
sog, who is active in the Lansing 
Church. Recently this new Lansing 
Troop attended the John W. Luke 
Camporee held near Laurel Springs 
in Ashe county. Several members of 
the Lansing congregation are mem- 
bers of the troop committee, includ- 
ing Ray Blevins, James Walter Camp- 
bell, Mrs. Johnny Powers, and Rev. 
John Stanley. 



SEPTEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Memorial Service 
Held At Ebenezer 
Church, Cemetery 



The Ebenezer church and ceme- 
tery was the scene Sunday afternoon, 
August 12, of a goodly crowd. The 
Ebenezer cemetery is one of the oldest 
in the county, and many people 
brought flowers to decorate the graves 
in memory of their loved ones. 

After the flowers were placed on 
the graves, a memorial service was 
held in the church. David Smiley, who 
i; serving as supply for the church, 
was chairman of the service. Uvelle 
LaPrad, David Smiley, and J. W. Luke 
spoke on appropriate subjects for the 
service. An offering to meet the ex- 
penses of keeping up the graveyard 
was received. Any who wish to do- 
nate to this worthy cause can still 
send their donations to Mr. Winston 
Atwood, R. F. D., Jefferson, N. C. 

Miss Acheson Now 
Back At Hopewell 

Miss Evelyn Acheson has returned 
to the Westend Presbyterian Church 
work at Hopewell, Va. Miss Acheson 
spent most of the summer at Glendale 
Springs, teaching in Sunday School 
and working in the Bible Schools. We 
shall miss her and trust she will have 
a good year at the school in the West- 
end Presbyterian Church. 

REV. J. R. SMITH 

GOES TO ATLANTA 



( Continued from page 1) 
department of the Southern Presby- 
terian Church. 

We pray that Mr. Smith will be 
blessed in this endeavor, as he goes 
to this new position of our church. 
Mr. Smith will be missed in the work 
of Winston-Salem Presbytery, and he 
goes with our good wishes and pray- 
ers to Atlanta. 

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FREEMAN MILLER and Cleo, his pet, were regular attendants at the 
Glendale Springs Bible School. Freeman and his sister, Pamela, who are 
the children of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller of Glendale Springs, have de- 
cided to unite with the Glendale Church in the near future after expressing 
their trust in the Lord Jesus. 



Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 
Dial 246-3161 West Jefferson, N. C. 

Rose Grocery 

Where friends meet to talk and shop. 
Phone 3-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Dial 246-4591 West Jefferson, N. C. 



Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

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PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 19G2 



Some Improvements 
Made This Year 
At Glendale Manse 



The home of the pastor of the Glen- 
dale Field was improved to the amount 
of about $957.44 this year. About 
$75.00 was secured from some sources 
and new pipes and foot valve were 
put in ths well. The manse was re- 
roofed this year which cost $470.44, 
and a furnace was also installed which 
cost $406.00. 

Herbert Bare, the treasurer of the 
Glendale Springs Church, has made 
a report through July 31. A short 
statement of this report is as follows. 
An itemized report has been handed 
to the members. 

Funds received $1873.40 

Accounts paid $1681.05 

Balance $ 192.35 

Outstanding bills are now paid which 
just about balances the account. This 
will be shown in the next report. 

IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES 



Mrs. Frances Margaret Foster, the 
wife of Galloway B. Foster, was called 
away suddenly by her Heavenly Fa- 
ther. It was a shock to us all. Mrs. 
Foster was a regular attendant at the 
Laurel Fork Sunday School and 
Church, and taught the adult class 
from time to time. Funeral services 
were held by Rev. Wiley Neal, her 
former pastor, August 10. Interment 
was in the Monta Vista Memory Gard- 
ens, in Galax, Va. 

"God sees when the footsteps all fal- 
ter, 

When the pathway has grown too 
steep; 

Then He touches the weary eyelids, 

And gives His dear ones sleep." 

Our prayer is that comfort from our 
Heavenly Father will be given, Mr. 
Foster and her four sons, as well as 
others of the family. 

Warren Lee Faw, age 8, the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Faw, passed 
away, June 24 in a car and bycicle 
accident at Glendale Springs cross 

Lansing Grocery 



Friendly Service 
Lansing, N. C. 



Smith Meets With Young People Are 

Glendale Officers Active Under Parks 



The officers of the Laurel Fork, 
Bethel and Glendale Springs Presby- 
terian Church as gathered for a dis- 
cussion meeting with Rev. J. R. Smith 
on July 29 at Glendale Springs Church. 
Rev. K. E. Pollock, pastor of the Bix- 
by and Yadkinville Churches, met 
with them and gave a short devotion. 
He stressed tithing as an answer to 
raising the finances for God's work. 

The following were present: H. L. 
Bare, Ralph Bare, Delmer Rose, Dean 
Miller, Bryant Upchurch, Junior Hart, 
Sam Miller, Bill Wyatt, Worth Miller, 
Mrs. Dean Miller, Mrs. Bryant Up- 
church, Mrs. Edgar Miller, Revs. J. R. 
Smith, K. E. Pollock, and J. W. Luke. 

road. Warren Lee had been a regular 
attendant of the Bible School in the 
Glendale Church. Funeral service was 
held in the Glendale Springs Presby- 
terian Church. May God comfort the 
hearts of his family as Warren Lee 
has been called to his Heavenly home. 



The young people were active this 
summer under the leadership of Mr. 
and Mrs. Dennis Park. Programs were 
held at each church in the Glendale 
Field, and the summer ended with a 
hay ride by the Glendale young peo- 
ple, and weiner roasts by the young 
people of Bethel and Laurel Fork 
Churches. 

Dennis Parks Go 
Back To Hopewell 

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Park have re- 
turned to Hopewell where they will 
continue this winter working in the 
Westend Church School. Mr. and Mrs. 
Park were valuable help with the 
young people, Sunday Schools and 
preaching services this summer in the 
widespread Glendale field. May God 
bless them in tht-ir work this winter. 



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SEPTEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Revival Services 
Set At Glendale 
Field Churches 



The following revival services are 
scheduled for the Glendale Springs 
field. 

Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church on 
Highway 18 a half mile from the Blue 
Ridge Parkway had their revival ser- 
vices planned for August 26 through 
the week. Rev. Lester Sheppard from 
Francisco, N. C. accepted the invita- 
tion to preach. Mr. Sheppard preached 
at Bethel Church in our revival ser- 
vices there last year. 

The ladies of the church held a fel- 
lowship supper the first night of the 
revival, August 26, at 6 p. m. 

The Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church held their revival on the 
following dates: Sept. 2-9. The ser- 
vices began at 7:30 p. m. each 
night. Rev. Daniel D. Sulc of Martins- 
burg, W. Va. was guest minister dur- 
ing the services. 

Bethel Presbyterian Church is plan- 
ning to have their revival services on 
Sept. 10-16. Rev. Bob Armstead, who 
is a student at Columbia Seminary, is 
planning to be the evangelist. Bob 
Armstead worked as a missionary in 
Peru, South America and is planning 
to show some of his beautiful colored 
slides of work among the Indians of 
Peru. 

We trust our readers will be in pray- 
er for the above meetings. Please pray 
for us. 

"Welcome" 



"If after kirk ye bide a wee, There's 
some would like to speak to ye; If 
after Kirk ye rise and flee, We'll all 
seem cold and stiff to ye, The one that 
in the seat wi' ye, is stranger here 
than you, may be, All here have got 
their fears and cares — Add you your 
soul unto our prayers; Be you our 
angel unawares." — Copied 

"Fire! Fire!" 

The village folk were running down 
the road. Some carried buckets. Two 
men carried a ladder. 

A man in a field of well tended 
young corn looked up once at the run- 
ning neighbors, but did not break the 
rhvthm of hi= hoeing. 

"Fire! Fire!" called a man to the 
man with the hoe. 

But the man with the hoe kept on 
hoeing. 

"Sir, it's your house that's on fire!" 



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is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Whitmer of Raleigh. Mrs. Whitmer was 
formerly Mary Frances Luke, well known to the Glendale Springs field. 
Mr. Whitmer is a native of Harrisonburg, Va. 



"My house?" yelled the man in the 
cornfield. Flinging the hoe aside, he 
jumped the fence and outran all his 
neighbors, screaming frantically, 
"Help! Help! Everyone please help! 
My wife and children are in that 
house!" 

For meditation: O Master, am I the 






man with the hoe? 

Do I ignore Thy Golden Rule for 
conduct? 

Do I really accept my responsibility 
as my brother's keeper? 

Philippians 2:4 "Let each of you look 
not only to his own interests, but al- 
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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1962 



J. A. Woodie Hurt 

At Barbecue Pit 



Johnse Woodie as he is affectionate- 
ly called by all who know him, was 
injured while preparing barbecue 
chicken to be sold by the Laurel Fork 
Church. 

Out of the goodness of Mr. Woodie's 
heart, he offered to prepare barbecue 
chicken to help the Laurel Fork 
Church meet the expenses of complet- 
ing the Sunday School addition. Johnse 
is the chief cook at the barbecue pit 
at Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church. While cleansing the grills 
with gasoline, the fumes surrounded 
Johnse, and fire burned his arm and 
ankles. In getting away from the gas- 
oline fire Mr. Woodie fractured a bone 
in his foot. 

Pioneers Attend 

Laurel Mt. Camp 

The following Pioneers attended the 
Presbytery Camp at Laurel Mountain 
this summer, June 25-30. 

David Sheets, Jo Ann Caudill, Zane 
Sheets, Gregory Faw, Lorry Bare, 
Chris Bare, Lynda Stroud, from Glen- 
dale Church. 

Jimmy Wyatt, Dale Wayne and Don- 
ald Bumgarner from Bethel Church. 

In the picture you will see the group 
as they returned home after the camp. 
Everyone declared it to be the best 
time they had ever experienced. 

DVBSAnd Picnics 
Among Activities 



The summer season this year, hav- 
ing been one of especially fine weath- 
er, seems to have sped even faster 
than usual. In June (4-15) the Mt. Jef- 
ferson Church had a splendid DVBS 
even though alterations were going 
forward so as to provide Sunday 
School class room space for the young 
people's classes the coming fall and 
winter. 

In July the Pioneer class of young 
people had a picnic outing at the top 
of Mt. Jefferson on the 22nd of the 
month, and a week later the Church 
and Sunday School picnic was held 
for the whole congregation. 

In August, the minister being away 
on vacation, the church welcomed to 



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PIONEERS of the Glendale field are shown as they returned home 
from the Presbytery Camp at Laurel Mountain. 

its pulpit, Professor Leo K. Pritchett 5; then Dr. James E. Rhodes on the 
of the State Teachers College, August 12; and then, on the 19, Dr. R. H. Stone. 



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"Joy To The World" 



The Ashe Presbyterian 



VOLUME XLV 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC. 1962 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 




THIS BEAUTIFUL NATIVITY SCENE is on the lawn of the Lansing 
Presbyterian Church. 



Many Projects For 
Youth At Lansing 



Manv Activities 

At Mt. Jefferson 



SENIOR-HIGH FELLOWSHIP 

The Lansing Presbyterian Church is 
justly proud of its Senior High Youth 
Fellowship. This organization of your 
people has been very active during the 
past two years and has done much to 
help the growth and improvement of 
the church. 

The Fellowship has approximately 
25 members who meet each Sunday 
evening with their adult advisor, Rev. 
John Stanley. Although the Fellow- 
ship is sponsored by the Presbyterian 
Church, over half of its members are 
active in other churches in the com- 
munity. In this sense it offers the 
Christian youth of Lansing and the 
surrounding area a unique opportuni- 
ty to worship and fellowship with 
Christian young people of other de- 
nominations. 

Generally the program lasts around 
2 hours. It consists of the worship and 
study program, which is based on ma- 
terials furnished in the "Presbyterian 
(Continued on pa^e 3) 



The fall activity of the church be- 
gan well with our Rally Day service 
at which the young people present- 
ed a Bible-centered program. It be- 
ing promotion day, the classes receiv- 
ed their new re-vamping for another 
year of study together. 

On November 11, the Fall Rally of 
the Senior-High young people of the 
Presbytery being held at our neigh- 
boring community of Lansing — there 
was a group of eleven from the Mt. 
Jefferson Church attended. The em- 
phasis of the five-hour session was 
upon Stewardship. 

Stewardship, and particularly "tith- 
ing", was the subject of the meeting 
of the Women of the Church, Mon- 
day evening November 12. This was a 
dinner meeting — also "men's night" 
with the ladies — and after a fine 
turkey banquet the whole group heard 
a very thoughtful and challenging 
presentation of "Tithing" given by 
the Reverend Gene Kirkman of the 
(Continued on page 4) 



Churches Planning 
Christinas Programs 



The churches are planning special & 
Christmas programs and services. 
Some of these are listed here, while 
others will be announced later: 

GLENDALE FIELD 

The tentative schedule for the Glen- 
dale Field Christmas Program is as 
follows: 

Laurel Fork — Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30 
p. m. 

Bethel Church — Saturday, Dec. 22, 
6:30 p. m. 

Glendale Springs — Sunday, Dec. 
23, 6:30 p. m. 

The Christmas pageant entitled, 
"Great is The Lord" will be given 
by the young people and children of 
each church. The pageant includes 
beautiful slides of the birth and life 
of Christ with readings and Christ- 
mas hymns to accompany the pictures. 
Offering will be for joy gift for aged 
ministers. 

Christmas trees and gifts will be 
distributed after the program. 

LANSING CHURCH 

A Christmas Pageant entitled, "Joy 
To The World", will be presented at 
the Lansing Presbyterian Church on 
Sunday evening, Dec. 23, at 7:00 
o'clock. This program will present the 
beautiful story of the First Christ- 
mas through the use of scripture, 
hymns, and dramatics. Mrs. Ray 
Blevins, organist of the Lansing 
Church, will direct the music for the 
pageant. Members of the two youth 
groups of the church, The Senior-High 
Youth Fellowship and the Junior 
League, will furnish the actors for 
the various parts and will compose 
the choir. The program will end with 
a candle-light service. At this Chrsit- 
mas program a special "Joy Gift" of- 
fering will be received. 

MT. JEFFERSON 

The Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian 
Church's observance of the Christmas 
season begins with the Christmas 
party on Friday evening, December 
21, when the Senior Young People 
present the program and the children 
have their tree and exchange of gifts. 

On Christmas Sunday, December 23, 
the Sunday School will have its 
Christmas program at the Sunday 
School hour, 10 A. M. At the 11 o'clock 
worship service the sermon will be 
upon the message that never grows 
old — God's gift to man in Christ. This 
(Continued jn page 3) 



"The Lord Has Come" 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



(EDITORIAL) 

"THE LIGHT OF THE 
WORLD IS BORN" 

"For unto you is born this day in 
the city of David a Saviour, which is 
Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11 

Sometimes we speak of our times 
as being a very dark and forboding 
era of the world's history, but per- 
haps not anymore so than the age 
into which Christ was born in the city 
of David. 

The Roman military boot trampled 
the whole world into submission. Jesus' 
own people were treated more cruelly 
than any other nation, because the 
Jews were a stubborn people, and it 
took threats and punishment to in- 
timidate them. Heathen philosophies, 
the worship of false gods, ignorance, 
and superstition filled the minds of 
the people. The social life of the peo- 
ple was rough with immorality, dis- 
honesty, selfishness, and disregard of 
human life. 

The world was truly in darkness, 
but when Jesus was born in the city 
of David, "The people which sat in 
darkness saw great light." Mt. 4:16. 
"In him was life; and the life was 
the light of men. And the light shineth 
in darkness; and the darkness com- 
prehended it not." Jno. 1:4-5. Some- 
one said, "All the darkness in world 
cannot put out one little candle." So 
it was with Christ the light of the 
world, all the darkness in the world 
could not put out the light of the 
Christ Child. 

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, 
the candles of men's hearts were again 
lighted with faith, and trust in God. 
Christ's light brought people to the 
knowledge of a Heavenly Father, in 
whom they could put their depend- 
ance. The Light of the World on that 
first Christmas lighted the flickering 
candles of faith in the hearts of men. 

As the flickering candle of faith 
began to burn more steadily, the 
candle of hope was lighted. Men who 
could see nothing but darkness and 
fear, began to look up for something 
better that would happen. They look- 
ed with hope for a life that would 
overcome fear, ignorance, slavery, 



and greed. The candle of hope spread 
the rays of joy in the hearts of men. 
The hope of a better life on earth, 
and an eternal life in a Heavenly 
Home. 

With the candles of faith and hope, 
another was set ablaze. It was the 
candle of love. There was no greater 
light that the Christ Child brought 
into the world than the flaming torch 
of love. It was said of the early Christ- 
ians, "See how they love one anoth- 
er." Jesus said, "Love one another as 
I have loved you." Paul under the 
inspiration of Christ, said, "And now 
abideth faith, hope and love, these 
three; but the greatest of these is 
love." When the Christ Child came, 
there was love for the sinner, there 
was love for the outcast, there was 
love for the enemies, there was love 
for little children, there was abund- 
ant love for one another. Soon the 
flame of love in the hearts of men be- 
gan to make life and eternity take on 
a different hue. Men began to live like 
Jesus. Shame upon the man who calls 
himself a Christian today and cannot 
get along with his own church broth- 
er. 

As you set ablaze the candles in 
your window or the lights upon your 
tree this Christmas, will you not re- 
member you are symbolizing the 
birth of Jesus the Light of the world? 
Will you not say a prayer, that the 
candles of your heart will be set 
ablaze also with his glory. Like the 
candles of wax, our hearts like them 
also become melted down. Replace 
them with new everlasting candles, 
and ask God to tip them with the 
glow of the Light of the World. 

(EDITORIAL) 

CONSECRATION GOALS 
FOR 1963 

We are at the threshold of the New 
Year of 1963. The Old Year of 1962 
has rolled away with its sorrows, its 
discouragements, its ioys and its vic- 
tories — WHAT OF THE NEW YEAR? 

As we enter a new year many peo- 
ple talk of turning over a new leaf 
or of making new year resolutions. 
Some people keep these I am sure, 
but many forget them after a few 
days. I feel the reason we do not stick 
to these purposes is because of our 
human weaknesses. How many times 
have you heard people say, "I have 
made up my mind to diet and take 
off a few pounds, but this dinner looks 
so good, I won't begin until tomor- 
row." Our resolutions are weak, and 
changeable, because they are not root- 
ed in the faith in an unchanging God 
— "the Father of lights, with whom 
is no variableness, neither shadow of 
turning." 

Instead of merely making resolu- 
tions for the new year, let us kneel 
before our Heavenly Father and make 
reconsecrations of our lives in earnest 
prayer. Let us ask of God a new life 
for a new year. 

"But let him ask in faith, nothing 
wavering. For he that wavereth is 
like a wave of the sea driven with 
the wind and tossed. 

For let not that man think that he 
shall receive any thing of the Lord. 

A double minded man is unstable 
in his ways." James 1:6-8. 

The pastor of the Glendale Springs 



In Memory Of 
Mrs. E. B. Eldridge 



The passing of Mrs. Clyde Bryan 
Eldridge on Nov. 7 in the Alleghany 
Memorial Hospital was a shock to the 
family and many friends. Mrs. Eld- 
ridge with her husband have been the 
core of the hard labor and toil that 
went into the making of the fine lit- 
tle Glade Valley School. Mrs. Eld- 
ridge served as dietitian and mother 
for the students for over thirty years. 
These were the hard years of the 
school's history. During the war and 
depression when going was hard, Mrs. 
Eldridge upheld her husband as he 
managed and superintended the school. 
Students from all over the country 
who attended Glade Valley looked up- 
on Mrs. Eldridge as a second mother 
and loved her. 

"Her children arise up, and call her 
blessed; her husband also, and he 
praiseth her." Prov. 31:28. 

Surviving Mrs. Eldridge are her hus- 
band, Mr. E. B. Elridge, two sons, 
Bryan and George of Louisville, Ky., 
a daughter, Mrs. John Chalk, Jr., of 
Rockingham, N. C; eight grandchild- 
ren, a sister, Mrs. Nell Gentry and a 
brother, Howard Bryan of Glade Val- 
ley, N. C. 

Mrs. Eldridge was a faithful mem- 
ber of the Glade Valley Presbyterian 
Church for many years, and ever a 
consecrated Christian. 

Funeral services were held in the 
Reins Sturdivant Funeral Home, 
Sparta, N. C. by Rev. R. L. Berry and 
Dr. Joseph H. Carter. In spite of very 
inclement weather, a large crowd at- 
tended the services. The burial was in 
the beautiful and peaceful cemetery 
near her beloved church at Glade 
Valley. 

"Well done thou good and faithful 
servant, enter thou into the joy of 
thy Lord." May God bless and com- 
fort those that mourn. 

NOTICE OUR ADVERTISEMENTS 



This year our advertisements are 
carrying a Christmas message. Each 
one has few words of Bible quotation 
about Christmas. We hope our readers 
will like this. 

Presbyterian Field is asking the mem- 
bers to set the following goals of re- 
consecration before them, and in ear- 
nest prayer to seek God's help in 
striving to keep these purposes be- 
fore them for the new year of 1963. 
Will you, Christian Brother, reconse- 
crate in earnest prayer your new 
year's life with us. 

RECONSECRATION GOALS 
FOR 1963 

1. Endeavor to live unspotted from 
the world of sin. 

2. To forgive everyone and love 
one another. 

3. Try to win one soul for Christ. 

4. Tithe your income. 

5. Try to be perfect in attendance 
at Sunday School and at Church. 

6. Have family prayer in your home. 

Your reward will be new and won- 
derful blessings from Our Heavenly 
Father for this coming year of 1963. 



DECEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



MANY PROJECTS FOR 

YOUTH AT LANSING 



(Continued from cage 1) 
Youth Magazine", business session, 
games, and refreshments. Such a pro- 
gram helps the young people to grow 
spiritually and socially. 

Many projects and activities have 
been sponsored by the Youth Fellow- 
ship. Just last week shrubbery, which 
cost $115.00 was planted on the Lan- 
sing church lawn through the efforts 
of these young people. The entire 
amount necessary to purchase this 
shrubbery was raised by the Youth 
Fellowship. 

Early in 1962 the Youth Fellow- 
ship, along with the Junior League 
Youth Group of the Lansing church, 
rai :ed enough money to buy six new 
folding tables for the church at a cost 
of approximately $130.00. 

A brand new 16mm filmstrip and 
slide projector with screen was also 
purchased during 1961 through the 
efforts of the young people of this 
group. During the Building Fund 
Campaign at the Lansing church in 
1961 these young people raised ap- 
proximately $100.00 which they con- 
tributed for renovation of the church 
basement. 

In addition to raiding money for 
improvements of their church build- 
ing; the Youth Fellowship gives its 
service in many other ways. Each 
week members volunteer to clean up 
the Sunday School rooms in the 
church basement. Last summer mem- 
bers of the Fellowship donated their 
services as teachers and assistants in 
the three Bible Schools held in the 
Lansing Field Churches. Last Christ- 
mas the Fellowship presented the 
Christmas play and program at the 
Lansing church, and they are already 
at work preparing a Christmas pag- 
eant for this Christmas. During the 
Lansing Bible School last summer the 
Youth Fellowship sponsored a "Lan- 
sing Youth Week" for the young peo- 
ple of this community. This 'Youth 
Week" had an average attendance 
each evening of the week of 50 per- 
sona Various out-of-town speakers 
met with the group each evening. Our 
Fellowship was well represented at 
the Presbytery's Senior High Confer- 
ence at Glade Valley last summer 
through the attendance of six of its 
members. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the 
Lansing Youth Fellowship had the 
honor of being host to the Winston- 
Salem Senior High Fall Rally, which 
was attended by 230 young people 
from all over the Presbytery. 

The Fellowship has enjoyed num- 
erous recreational outings to places 
near Lansing. Last fall the new Coun- 
cil members enjoyed an overnight re- 
treat at the New Moravian Camp, 
Laurel Ridge, near Laurel Springs, 
N. C. Also they have enjoyed picnics 
and swimming parties at Hungry Mo- 
ther State Park near Marion, Va. and 
at Blowing Rock, N. C. And on sev- 
eral occasions the young people have 
sponsored "Skating Parties" at the 
nearby skating rink in Jefferson, N. 
C. Such recreational events help to 
round-out the program of study and 
service experienced by the Youth 
Fellowship. 

Just recently the Fellowshpi has 
elected its new council for 1963. These 
officers, who will be installed at the 
last meeting of December are: Presi- 




AN ACTIVE GROUP of young people is the Lansing Presbyterian 
Senior High Youth Fellowship. 



dent, Donny Roland,: secretary, Miss 
Patsy Hart; treasurer, Miss Patsy 
Hudler; program chairman, Miss 
Nancy Campbell; chairman of the 
Commission on Christian Faith, Gary 
Osborne; chairman of the Commission 
on Christian Witness, Miss Rita Par- 
sons; chairman of the Commission on 
Christian Outreach, Charles Welch; 
chairman of the Commission on 
Christian Fellowship, Miss Gail Pow- 
ers, and chairman of the Commission 
on Christian Citizenship, Bob Goss. 
Miss Nancy Campbell is also the rep- 
resentative of the Lansing Fellowship 
on Presbytery's Youth Council for 
1962. 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED 

Fifteen new members were welcom- 
ed into the churches of Lansing field 
as a result of the revivals held there 
during the fall. Fourteen of these 
joined in membership with the Lan- 
sing church at the close of the re- 
vival during the week of Oct. 21-27 
at which Rev. Lester Sheppard 'was 
the visiting evangelist. These new 
members are Mrs. Fred Parsons, Mrs. 
James Weaver, Larry Parsons, Miss 
Hilda Goss, Mrs. J. W. Campbell, 
Warren G. Campbell, Miss Brenda Se- 
graves, Phillip Segraves, Douglas Poe, 
Angie Katsoudas, George Katsoudas, 
Clayton Worley, and Miss "Sis" An- 
derson. 

One new member, Ralph Woodie, 
was received into the membership of 
the Foster Memorial Church at the 
close of the services there during the 
1he week of Oct. 16-22 at which Dr. 
R. H. Stone was evangelist. 

These two churches are very thank- 
ful and happy to have these lives 
join in worship, work, and fellowship 
with them. 

BOYS ACTIVE IN SCOUTING 

Last spring Boy Scout Troop No. 



272 was organized in Lansing with the 
Lansing Presbyterian Church as one 
of its sponsoring institutions. Mr. War- 
ren Hartsog, who with his family at- 
tends the Lansing Church, is serving 
as the Scoutmaster of this new Troop. 
A number of the other members of 
the Lansing Church are serving a^ 
members of the troop committee. They 
include James Walter Campbell, troop 
treasurer; Ray Blevins, the Health and 
Safoty officer of the troop; Johnny 
Powers, assistant Scoutmaster; and 
Rev. John Stanley, who is the ser- 
vice officer and Institutional Repre- 
sentative. 

Among the boys of the Lansing 
Scout Troop who are members of the 
Lansing Church are Mack Powers, 
Jimmy Blevins, Angie Katsoudas, 
George Katsoudas, Warren G. Camp- 
bell, and Robert Worley. Four of these 
boys are now working for the "God 
And Country" award under the lead- 
ership of Rev. Stanley. These four are 
Robert Worley, Mack Powers, Angie 
Katsoudas, and Jimmy Blevins. 

The Lansing Church is very happy 
to have a part in sponsoring this troop. 

STRESSES STEWARDSHIP 

During the fall months Heavy em- 
phasis was put on Stewardship re- 
sponsibility at the Lansing Church. 
Several sermons were devoted to this 
important subject. On the evening of 
Nov. 8, a fellowship "covered-dish" 
supper was held after which D. Ker- 
mit Cloniger, an elder of the Thomas- 
ville Presbyterian Church, spoke on 
"Christian Stewardship." Mr. Clonig- 
er's address was the final preparation 
for the "Dedication Service" which 
was observed at the Lansing Church 
on Sunday, Nov. 11. The officers of 
that church are happy to report an 
increase in the total amount pledged 
over that amount pledged last year. 



PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1962 



MANY 



ACTIVITIES 

AT MT. JEFFERSON 



of 



(Continued from page 1) 
Highland Presbyterian Church 
Winston-Salem. 

Following this address, the men 
moved to the sanctuary and there 
heard Mr. Huband, the ex-president 
of the men's organizational work in 
the Presbytery. This address eventuat- 
ed in the organizing of a chapter of 
"Men of the Church", so that now the 
Mt. Jefferson Church has its men's 
organization, with John Gentry as 
president, Rex Morton as vice presi- 
dent, and Ford Rash as secretary and 
treasurer. 

Family night services have been be- 
gun this November, with studies for 
each of the age groups, meeting Sun- 
day evenings at 6:30. This promises 
to secure a far wider participation in 
our Bible studies than we have known 
heretofore in the church, and we are 
truly thankful and expectant about 
these services. 

Thanksgiving Day, annually cele- 
brated at Mt. Jefferson with worship 
the morning of the day itself, was 
like an extra Sabbath in the month 
and a great blessing. 



a 



If 



If. within a manger lowly; 

We should spread the fragrant hay, 
Would Lord Jesus come from heaven 

And be born again today? 

If the light of some bright planet 
Guided to the stable door, 

Would the world in shepherd meekness 
Kneel before him, and adore? 

If the angels came from glory 
To proclaim a Savior's birth, 

Would our ears be tuned to hear them 
O'er the babel sounds of earth? 

If the Wise Men from the East 

Journeyed through our towns again, 

Would we leave our work, and follow 
All the way to Bethlehem? 

Yea, each Christmastide returning, 
Lord, we draw more close to thee, 

And with deeds of love and kindness 
Honor thy nativity. 

— Roberta Roland. 



Who were the Wise Men in the long 

ago? 
Not Herod fearful lest he lose his 

throne; 
Not Pharisees too proud to claim their 

own; 
Not priests and scribes whose province 

was to know; 
Not money-changers running to and 

fro; 
But three who traveled, weary and 



Best Wishes 

from 

LANSING GARAGE 

Lansign, N. C. 




JOHN G. GENTRY was elected 
president of the newly-organized Men 
of the Church chapter at the Mt. Jef- 
ferson Presbyterian Church. 

alone, 
With dauntless faith, because before 

them shone 
The star that led them to a manager 

low. 
Who are the Wise Men now, when all 

is told? 
Not men of science; not the great and 

strong; 
Not those who wear a Kingly diadem; 
Not those whose eager hands pile 



WAS IT YOU? 

Did you think of us this morning 
As you breathed a word of prayer? 
Did you ask for strength to help us 
All our heavy burdens bear? 

Someone prayed, and strength was 
given 

For the long and weary road, 

Someone prayed and faith grew strong- 
er 

As we bent beneath our load. 

Someone prayed, the way grew brigh- 
ter, 
And we walked all unafraid, 
In our heart a song of gladness 
Tell me, was it YOU who prayed? 
— Selected 

DEAREST JESUS 

Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, 
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled, 
Within my heart, that it may be 
A quiet chamber kept for Thee. 

My heart for very joy doth leap, 
My lips no more can silence keep, 
I, too, must sing with joyful tongue 
That sweetest ancient cradle song. 

Glory to God in highest heaven, 
Who unto man His Son hath given, 
While angels sing with tender mirth, 
A glad new year to all the earth. 
— Martin Luther. 

high the gold; 
But those amid the tumult and the 

throng 
Who follow still the Star of Bethlehem. 
— B. Y. Williams. 



Rose Grocery 



"Glory to God in the highest, 

and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." 

Phone 3-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. 



"The people which sat in darkness saw a great light." 



'? 



WHO WERE THE WISE MEN? \ 



Parker Tie Company 



"If You Are Building, See Us" 



j Dial 246-2611 

i 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



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BEST WISHES 
from 

Phenix Chair Company 

"Thou shalt call his name Jesus." Luke 1:31b. 
Phone 246-2671 West Jefferson, N. C. 



DECEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAKt 



PAGE FIVE 



Need Furnace In 
Memorial Building 
At Glendale Spgs. 

Tonight just before I wrote this ar- 
ticle, some boys came to my door and 
wanted to know if Will Bare was go- 
ing to have basketball practice. I did 
not think he was, so we discussed it 
shivering in the real cold evening 
air. 

I invited the boys into get warm and 
wait to see if Mr. Bare was coming 
as they would have frozen almost if 
they had waited in the Memorial 
Building because there was no heat. 
A big wood and coal stove has to be 
fired up before there is any heat at 
all. This serves as a place to warm 
up from time to time through activi- 
ties. 

Many activities take place in the 
building especially in the summer and 
in the winter. Suppers, wedding 
showers, and basketball are the chief 
activities now. 

A hot air furnace is planned for 
the building which we are saving up 
for, and which is the first next de- 
velopment for the building. The fur- 
nace is estimated by a heating comp- 
any to cost about $1,765.00. 

Welcome To Mr. And 

Mrs. Ken Woo die 



Sunday, November the 25th after 
the morning service, Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Woodie indicated their desire 
to unite with the Laurel Fork Presby- 
terian Church. The session met and ex- 
amined Mr. Woodie in the restatement 
of his faith in Christ, and Mrs. Woodie 
in profession of her faith in Christ. 

We welcome this young couple into 
the fellowship of the Laurel Fork 
Church, and pray that they may have 
the riches of God's blessings with us. 

Will Bare Leads 

Juniors At Party 



On November the 8 Will Bare who 
has been working with the Pioneers in 
the Glendale Springs Church conduct- 
ed a Halloween Party. This consisted 
in bobbing apples and other games. 
Cakes, pies and drinks were sold. 
With other donations the Pioneers 
netted about $60. which they wish to 
use in buying baseball suits this com- 
ing spring. 

! HAYES HARDWARE 

Hdw. & Plumbing Supplies 
"The glory of the Lord shone j 
i round about them." '' 

! Phone 246-4181 

! West Jefferson, N. C. 

!W. J. ELECTRIC CO. 
"Ye shall find the babe wrap- 
ped in swaddling clothes, ly- 
i ing in a manger." 
I Phone 246-4621 

I West Jefferson, N. C. 






SHARON GETTYS STANLEY was 
born August 21 and is the pride and 
joy of her parents, Rev. and Mrs. John 
B. Stanley of Lansing. 

Glendale Holds 

Barljecue Suppers 

The Glendale Springs church held 
a fine Barbecue Chicken Supper on 
September the 15 in the Memorial 
building. Jonse Woodie as usual pre- 
sided at the barbecue pit, and the wo- 
men of the church helped in prepar- 
ing the food and serving. The supper 
was a success and a note for install- 
ing the furnace was paid. 

Another Barbecue supper was put 
on by the people of the Glendale 
Springs community for helping buy 
an activity bus for the Ashe Central 
school. The Barbecue was cooked at 
the Presbyterian Church pit and was 
sold at the Ashe Central school. The 
supper netted about $600 for the ac- 
tivity bus for the school. The success 
of these suppers illustrates what can 
be done if people will work together 
as Christian brothers and neighbors. 



Harvey Manager For 
William Black Home 



The Board of Trustees of The Wil- 
liam Black Home at Montreat is 
happy to announce that the manager 
for the 1963 season is Ray Harvey, a 
student in Montreat-Anderson College. 
Mrs. Harvey, a member of the college 
faculty, will be hostess and assistant 
manager. In the midst of a succesful 
business career Mr. Harvey received 
the call to the Gospel ministry. Mr. 
and Mrs. Harvey and their two child- 
ren will move to Decatur in Septem- 
ber, where he will enroll in Columbia 
Theological Seminary. 

Reservations for 1963 may, after 
January 1st, be made by writing Mr. 
Harvey at Box 10, Montreat, N. C. 

Memorial Plaques 

At Laurel Fork 



Since the addition of the Sunday 
School Rooms at the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church, funds in memorv 
of Elder Hort Miller and Mrs. G. B. 
Foster have been donated to help 
complete this new addition. 

With one accord the people of the 
church agreed to buy bronze plaques 
to honor their loved ones. These 
plaques have been purchased and will 
be placed in a prominent and appro- 
priate place upon the church wall or 
Sunday School Building. 



RAY HARDWARE CO. 

Everything in hardware. 
"Glory to God in the highest" 
( West Jefferson, N. C. 

| BARE'S ESSO SERVICE 

i "The star went before them" 
Phone 246-3746 
West Jefferson, N C. 



I 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you 
good tidings of great joy." 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Dial 246-4591 



Frank H. Crow Company 

"When they saw the star, they rejoiced." 

Wholesalers and Distributors 
Health and Beauty Aids 
| Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

\ Phone 838-8552 North Wilkesboro, N. C. |; 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 19fi2 



Bare And Nichols 

Vows Are Spoken 

Thanksgiving Day was chosen by 
Ralph Bernard Bare and Miss Rebecca 
Jane Nichols for their wedding day. 

Miss Nichols is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles Gwyn Nichols of 
Millers Creek, N. C. and Mr. Bernard 
Bare is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 
Bare of Glendale Springs, N. C. 

The wedding was performed by the 
Rev. Dean Dillard, pastor of the Mil- 
ler's Creek Baptist Church. The church 
was beautifully decorated, the service 
being held by candle light. Approp- 
riate music was rendered by organist 
and soloist. At the conclusion of the 
service, the bride and groom with 
their families stood in receiving line 
in the hall of the church. Many friends 
greeted them and wished them well. 

After a short wedding trip, Mr. Bare 
will continue teaching in the South- 
east Guilford High School and Mrs. 
Bare will teach in the sixth grade of 
the Gillespie School. The newly wed- 
ded couple wil make their home in 
Greensboro, N. C. May God bless these 
beloved young people as they estab- 
lish their home. 

Piekard Speaks At 

Glendale Service 



NORTH WILKESBORO JUNIORS 

VISIT GLENDALE CHURCH 



On Thanksgiving evening at 6:30 p. 
m. the churches of the Glendale 
Springs Field met in a united Thanks- 
giying dinner and service in the Mem- 
orial Building. A delicious dinner was 
served by the Glendale Church. Cover- 
ed dishes were furnished to make up 
the dinner. 

The highlight feature of the evening 
was the Thanksgiving service at the 
end of the meal. Rev. George Piekard 
and his family visited us for the day, 
and George made an inspiring talk. 
George, as many of used to call him, 
before he became a minister, was a 
helper in this field for about 2 years 
about 25 years ago. He is now a 
minister in Georgia, and his post of- 
fice is Ila, Ga. Mr. Piekard is serving 
two churches, and doing some teaching 
also. Mrs. Piekard, his daughter, Sus- 
an, and his son, George, Jr., came with 
him. Those who knew Mr. Piekard 
were especially delighted to see him 
and his family. 

An offering was received for the 
Barium Springs Children's Home. 

Revival At Bethel 

Church In Nov. 



The Revival at Bethel which was 
put off from the second week in Sep- 
tember was held Nov. 4 through the 
9. Rev. Eric McQuitty of Leaksville 
N. C. preached from the 5 through the 
9. Rev. R. H. Stone preached on Sun 






HOME FURNISHING 
STORE 



New Year & Christmas Cheei 
Victor Clark — Worth Greer 
Lansing, N. C 



The evening of October 28 was the 
scene of much activity in the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian Church. The 
Juniors from the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church, led by Sam 
Vickery, and Mrs. J. H. Winkler met 
with the Juniors of the Glendale 
Springs Church for fellowship and a 
program. After a picnic lunch, the 
program was held in the church. 
David Sheets, the president of the 
Glendale Springs Juniors, opened the 
meeting with a welcome, and a de- 
votion by some of the members. The 
Wilkesboro Juniors then completed 
the program by Bible Charades which 
were very interesting. We trust the 
Juniors from our neighboring church 
will visit us again. 



Ogilvie And McElwee 
Teachers At Bethel 



rs 



ayer 



The adult class of the Bethel Pres- 
byterian church was in need of a teach- 
er since Monroe Royal moved away. 
The pastor preaches in this church on 
the 1st and 3rd Sundays and also 
teaches the class. On the 2nd and 4th 
Sundays the Adult class was in great 
need of a teacher. The men's class of 
the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian 
Church was good enough to bring the 
need before the class. Gordon Ogilvie 
taught one Sunday and Bill McElwee 
has taught two Sundays. We have the 
promise that a man from the class will 
be with us on the even Sundays to 
teach this class. The Bethel congreg- 
ation is very appreciative of this help 
for our Sunday School. Last year Mr. 
Ogilvie and Mr. Strickland took turns 
in teaching the class on odd Sundays. 



"Prayer pulls the rope below and 
and the great bell rings above in the 
ears of God. Some scarcely stir the 
bell for they pray languidly. Others 
give only an occasional plunk at the 
rope. The man who wins with heaven 
is the man who grasps the rope boldly 
and pulls continuously with all his 
might." — Spurgeon 

day night, Nov. 4. Exceptionally good 
crowds attended the meetings, in spite 
of a heavy rainfall on the last night. 

Brother McQuitty, who was born in 
Ireland and has been in America for 
13 years, was liked by all, and preach- 
ed fine gospel sermons. 

There were many reconsecrations 
and two made professions in Christ 
during the meeting. 

We shall not forget Mr. McQuitty's 
fine sermons, and we pray God will 
use him richly in his work. The pastor, 
Rev. J. W. Luke, and the congregation 
trust Mr. McQuitty will come back 
again and preach for us. 



CAMPBELL'S GROCERY 
& FEED STORE 

Seasons Greetings 
Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 



LANSING GROCERY 
COMPANY 

Christmas Greetings 

Friendly Service 

Lansing, N. C 



1 THE LANSING SERVICE 
STORE 

Christmas Wishes. 
Building Material 
Paint & Hardware 



. — * 



Ashe County Motor Co., Inc. * 

FORD — Sales and Service. \ 

"They saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell r 

down and worshipped him." I 

Phone 246-7811 West Jefferson, N. C. I 

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G-F-P Chevrolet Company, Inc. 

"And the shepherds returned, 

glorifying and praising God." 

"More People Buy Chevrolets Than Anv Other Car" 

Dial 246-3131 West Jefferson, N. C. 



Segraves Oil Company 



•un- 

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I 



ESSO PRODUCTS 

Wishing all a joyous Christmas — 
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour 



| which is Christ the Lord." 

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Phone 246-4711 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



DECEMBER, 1962 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Addresses Of Our 
Young People 



Mr. and Mrs. George B. Phillips 

(Donna Pendry from Laurel Fork) 

A. F. 14642609 

6921 St. R. G. M. Box 998 

A. P. O. 919 

San Francisco, Calif. 



PFC. Billie Wingler 

(Billie Wingler from Bethel Church) 

RA 14726751 

Hakata Sta. U. S. Army 

Box 7461 A. P. O. 929 

San Francisco, Calif. 



Mrs. Mitcheal White 
(Connie Senter of Peak Creek) 
1038 West Juniper St. 
Oxnard, Calif. 



Lt. Robert T. Stone 

(Bobby Stone) 

05316769 

3rd Msl. Bn. 

21st FA. 

A. P. O. 185, New York, N. Y. 



A-3c Lloyd Harless 
(Glendale Springs Church) 
AF 14792542 

Det. 2, 38th M M Sq. Box 244 
A. P. O. 109, New York, N. Y. 



Pvt. David Church 
(Glendale Springs Church) 
Co. H., 2nd Btn. 
Box 90, U. S. A. E. C. R. 
Fort Belvoir, Va. 



(Mary Ruth Wyatt from Laurel Fork) 

Mrs. Norman L. Setzer 

AF 14691278, Box 367 

497th Recon. Tech. Squadron 

A. P. O. 633, New York, N. Y. 



God In Nature 



We tread upon Thy carpets in the 

meadows, 
We look into Thy mirror by the 

lakes; 
We trace Thy hand about us in the 

shadows, 
We eat the daily bread our Father 

bakes. 

The voices of the waters are Thy 

singing, 
The bending of the grass Thy passing 

by; 
The thunders of the clouds Thy church 

bells ringing, 
The wrappings of the fogs reveal Thee 

nigh. 



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The mountains are the gatherings of story, 

Thy glory, The settings of the sun reflect Thy 

The fountains are the flowings of Thy face. 

Grace; 
The ripple in the rock beds tell Thy Margaret Mitchell. 



Use Christmas Seals 




Fight TB and Other 
Respiratory Diseases 



McNeill's 



West 



"And He called His name Jesus" 
Jefferson, North Carolina 



Burgess Furniture Store 

"Where is He that is born King of the Jews?" 
"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 



Telephone 246-2581 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



"They shall call 
his name Emanuel" 

Miller's Jewelry 

Bulova — Elgin Watches 

Keepsake Diamond Rings 

Rings 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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'We have seen His star in the East." 



Spainl 



[>ur's 



Choose your fall and winter goods here. 



North Wilkesboro and Elkin, 



North Carolina 






PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 1962 




CHURCHES PLANNING 

CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS 



(Continued fiorn page 1) 
service will be broadcast. 

Sunday evening the Church Choir 
will present its Candlelight Service. 
The choir has been busy for two 
months upon much new music for the 
season, and has been asked to sing at 
the Christmas Party of the Sprague 
Electric Company, December 15. 




BEFORE THE MANGER 

Before a manger, long ago 

In silent Bethlehem, 
The lowly shepherds knelt to praise 

The Savior of all men. 

The Wise Men came with gifts of gold, 

From eastern lands afar, 
Their hearts uplifted by their faith, 

Their eyes upon his star. 

Before the manger all mankind 
Kneels down in love today, 

In graitude that Jesus came, 
To show God's holy way. 



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Thanksgiving 
And Prosperity 



REV. I. E. HOWARD 

From "The Bible and Economics" 

Proverbs 3:9-10a. Honour the Lord 

with thy substance, and with the 

first-fruits of all thine increase. So 

shall thy barns be filled with plenty. 

Honoring the Lord with our sub- 
stance is a graphic form of thanks- 
giving and one which antedates the 
Pilgrims' first thanksgiving by several 
thousand years. 

The Pilgrims brought the festival 
from Calvinistic Holland. When Gov- 
ernor William Bradford instituted 
thanksgiving in 1621 he said that it 
was "in accordance with th» praise- 
worthy custom of Holland." The citiz- 
ens of Leyden, Holland, had an an- 
nual thanksgiving celebration going 
back to their deliverance from the 



As merry bells again proclaim 

The message of that day, 
We gather here, God's children all, 
To worship and to pray. 

In gentleness and peace we come, 
With spirit calm and mild, 

To find God by the manger bed, 
Of Christ, the holy Child. 

— Valeria R. Lehman. 



besieging Spanish army on October 
3, 1574. 

Governor Bradford did l.-ot institute 
thanksgiving because the Pilgrims 
were unusually prosperous. In fact, 
in spite of their good harvest, they 
were barely out of danger of famine. 
Rather, their thanksgiving was root- 
ed in a sense of gratitude for the un- 
merited favor of God — as is all true 
thanksgiving, whether in word or 
deed. 



Proverbs 3:9-10a makes prosperity 
the result of thanksgiving for it prom- 
ises that when the "Lord is honour- 
ed" with one's "substance," the "barns 
are filled with plenty." The idea that 
there is a connection between giving 
and getting is repeated elsewhere in 
the Bible, for example: "Cast thy 
bread upon the waters; for thou shalt 
find it after many days" (Eccl. 11:1). 
Jesus even dared to appeal to the 
profit motive: "Give and it shall be 
given unto you; good measure, press- 
ed down, and shaken together, and 
running over, shall men give unto 
your bosom" (Luke 6:38). 

In conclusion, if we expect to con- 
tinue our American standard of liv- 
ing, it would seem essential to lift 
the level of giving to American 
churches from .6 per cent of the na- 
tional income to a figure nearer the 
Biblical ideal of 10 per cent. Prosperi- 
ty does not necessarily make a people 
thankful, but the evidence indicates 
that thanksgiving makes for prosperi- 
ty. 



Belk's Department Store 

"Let us go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing." 



Dial 246-31G1 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Phone 246-3151 



"Praise God from Whom All Blessings flow." 

loine 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Badger's Funeral Home 



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"They presented unto him, gifts; 



Little Bob's j 

Drug Center \ \ 

Peace on Earth, Good will to ( 
men. 

Center of Town \ \ 

Complete Fountain j j 

and Drug Service \ j 

Phone 838-4991 j j 

North Wiikesboro, N. C. I fi 



gold, frankincense, and myrrh." 



Casliion Oil Company 



Distributors of Pure Oil 



North Wiikesboro, 



North Carolina 



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SBYTER 




VOLUME XLVI 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1963 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 1 





THE GLENDALE SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH will be host 
to the Winston-Salem Presbytery May 7. 



W-S Presbytery To 
Meet At Glendale 
Church On May 7 



World Mission 

Season Observed 



At the January meeting of Presby- 
tery which met in the Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church of Winston-Salem, N. 
C. Rev. John Stanley, the pastor of 
the Lansing, Gillespie, and Foster 
Memorial churches, was elected mod- 
erator. 

The Presbytery accepted the invita- 
tion of the Glendale Springs Field of 
Churches to meet at Glendale Springs 
for the Spring meeting on May 7. This 
field is delighted to be the host for 
the Presbytery and we trust all shall 
enjoy their day with us. 

For those who do not know the di- 
rections to Glendale Springs you may 
follow 421 through North Wilkesboro 
until you come to 16 at Millers Creek. 
Follow until you arrive at Glendale 
Springs. For those who might drive to 
Blue Ridge Parkway by 18 or other 
routes from east and south, continue 
west until you see the signs Glendale 
Springs, and turn in at the Trading 
Post. 



We talk of World Mission season as 
just a few weeks of prayer and em- 
phasis — Feb. 1st - March 3rd. The 
whole year should be world season. 

If you have not read the World Mis- 
sion Book, "The Rim of East Asia", we 
hope each of our members will do so. 
In this book Dr. Andrew T. Roy brings 
out in a wonderful way the- tensions, 
the politics, the religious life, the 
poverty, the despair, the fears, the 
aspirations and the historical back- 
ground of the 38 million people crowd- 
ed into Korea, Okinawa, Taiwan, and 
Hong Kong — which he calls, "The 
Rim of East Asia". 

The picture, "Taiwan Diary" featur- 
ing our own mission work in Taiwan, 
will be shown in Ashe County. In the 
Glendale Field it was shown on Feb. 
25, 26, and 27 in the Glendale, Bethel, 
and Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church- 
es. 

A poem written by A. B. Simpson 
used in, "The Kanawha Presbyterian" 
brings us a vital message and chal- 
(Continued on page 3) 



^mss*^ 





DR. R. H. STONE 



Glade Valley Head 
Resigns; Dr. Stone 
Named Temporarily 



At the resignation of Superintendent 
E. B. Eldridge, the Glade Valley school 
board secured Mr. Harold Jones of 
Homestead, Florida, to take the office. 
Mr. Jones and his family moved to 
Glade Valley and he has done a fine, 
progressive work for the last four 
years. Three new buildings have been 
erected — The President's Home, the 
Boys Dormitory and the new beauti- 
ful chapel in the center of the camp- 
us. The faculty has been strengthen- 
ed and the student body has increas- 
ed by one third. We regret that Mr. 
Jones finds it necessary to resign and 
move back to Florida. 

Former Superintendent E. B. Eld- 
ridge who served the school for 40 
years, said of Mr. Jones, "We are not 
only losing a real good administrator 
and superintendent, but a real good 
Christian man." 

Every one in this area has learned 
to respect the Jones family with the 
highest esteem, and it was quite a 
blow to the school to have Mr. Jones 
to resign. May God bless Mr. Jones 
and his family, and bring them back 
to visit us soon. 

When Mr. Jones resigned, the board 
of trustees were at a loss to find a 
suitable man to fill this important 
place. 

(Continued on page 3) 



But Is Risen. 



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PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



Sorrow Turns To Joy 

"But your sorrow shall be turned 
into joy." John 16:20 

THE HOUR OF SORROW 

"This is your hour and the power 
of darkness," Jesus said as he faced 
his enemies in the Garden of Geth- 
semane. A mob of people had come 
out to take him. consisting of the cap- 
tain of the temple with his soldiers, 
the elders, and even the chief priests 
came along to see that the evil deed 
was done. 

The hour of sorrow was when Jesus 
let the power of darkness take over. 
Jesus knew it would be a time of sor- 
row to his friends, his mother, his fol- 
lowers. He had told them, "You shall 
have sorrow," now that hour had 
come. The greatest sorrow perhaps was 
in the heart of Jesus, as he surrend- 
ered to his enemies. Jesus did not 
w~ant to give up to his persecutors, but 
he did it because it was the will of 
His Heavenly Father. Did He not say 
when Peter defended him with his 
sword, "Put up thy sword, thinketh 
thou that I cannot now pray to my 
Father, and He shall presently give 
me more than twelve legion of ang- 
els?" The hour of sorrow was felt very 
deeply by Jesus as He was treated 
contemptuously and insulted in every 
way conceivable to the Jews. He had 
been reared in the Jewish Church and 
had respected it from boyhood, and 
now his church and his people had 
turned against him. "He came unto 
his own and his own received Him 
not." His sadness must have been in- 
tensified by the cruelty and inhuman 
treatment they put upon Him — the 
public mockery before the people He 
loved — the lashing — the cruelty of 
the terrible cross, where the worst of 
criminals must die without the city 
walls. But then behind the scenes of 
life there more sorrow than met the 
eye of man, a sorrow that was not 
comprehended by human man. As He 
was dying on the cross He looked up 
to Heaven and it seemed that his 
Heavenly Father had turned against 
Him. "My God! My God! Why hast 



Thou forsaken me?" He cried. Had the 
black, vile sins of the world turned 
God's face away from him for the 
moment. Had God rejected Him? And 
so He went through hours of great sor- 
row and suffering, but His sorrow was 
for a purpose. He was suffering be- 
cause He loved. He was suffering be- 
cause He was defeating the enemies 
of man and God. He was suffering be- 
cause it was God's will. He was suf- 
fering because he was saving the souls 
of men. 

The sinful world was rejoicing with 
the demons of Hell to see Jesus, the 
Son of God, dying on a cross. They 
thought they had won a great victory 
that day. 

THE HOUR OF JOY 

"But your sorrow shall be turned 
into joy." Jesus said. 

The hopes and aspiration of Jesus' 
disciples were dashed to the ground 
when they saw their Invincible Lead- 
er helplessly dying on a Roman Cross. 
They could not conceive of such a 
thing as this ever happening. They 
heard the jeers of the crowd, "He sav- 
ed others, now let Him save Himself." 
He said He was the Son of God, now 
let's see him come down from the 
cross. This made the sorrow of Jesus' 
friends even more terrible. The de- 
spondency of the disciples had hit the 
very bottom. They were in constant 
danger, and cringed behind locked 
doors. They had left all for Jesus, and 
now all was lost. How could they meet 
the taunts, and the, "I told you so's", 
of people who had warned them. 

But a brighter dav came on the first 
day in the week. Strange tales were 
told by the women who had visited 
the sepulchre. Unused spices for the 
dead remained in their hands, for 
there was no dead to honor with them. 
These strange tales of the women turn- 
ed to established facts, that Jesus was 
not there but had arisen. Jesus soon, 
made his victorious appearance again 
and again to his loved ones. Their 
fears and sorrow suddenly turned to 
the greatest joy and courage that man 
had experienced upon the earth. Jesus 
had said, "But your sorrow shall be 
turned into joy", and it did. 

The enemies of Jesus who had re- 
joiced over his death, soon learned 
their mistake. They had done their ut- 
most damage to Christ by His open 
disgrace and most cruel death. Strange 
tales reached their ears also — the 
grave was empty. Reports of strange 
white figures were seen at the sepul- 
chre. Reports of His appearance were 
whispered among the people. Christ's 
enemies then tried to cover up the re- 
ports by bribery and blackmailing the 
guards. They are told to tell the lie, 
"The disciples came and stole Him 
away while we slept." I have often, 
wondered what the future of the 
guards was — they knew — did they 
become believers? The very attempt 
to cover up and explain the disap- 
pearance of Jesus from the grave 
proves He was not there. 

There was no uncertainty in the ex- 
perience of the disciples, they knew 
He had arisen — Had they not seen 
Him! Had they not touched his body! 
Had they not eaten with Him! Had 
they not even seen the nail prints and 
the wound in His side! Had He not 
assured them to continue their work 



of building the Kingdom of God and 
that he was with them at all times 
unto the end. Yes, the hour of sor- 
row had passed and the hour of joy 
had come, this was the first Easter. 
With new courage and zeal the dis- 
ciples began to witness to the end of 
the world. 

At Christmas time we sing, "Joy to 
the world the Lord had come." At Eas- 
ter time we should sing, "Joy to the 
world the Lord has overcome." 



"TELL THE DISCIPLES" 

Author Unknown 
Into the tomb they took Him, sad of 

heart, 
And rolled the stone, then turned 

aside apart 
To mourn each one the unfulfilled 

fair dream 
To which their dead hopes could no 

life impart. 

Back to the tomb they went at break 

of day. 
The stone that sealed the tomb was 

rolled away! 
Frightened they looked, and heard the 

words of joy, 
"Fear not, for He is risen. Go your 

way." 

"Tell the disciples." From the tomb 
they came, 

Renewed in hope; with eyes alight, 
they bare 

Christ risen in their hearts, alive, not 
dead — • 

And lo, He has been with them every- 
where! 

"Iii As Much As 
You Do It" 

"I AM POOR AND NEEDY; YET 
THE LORD THINKETH UPON ME." 
Ps. 40:17 

In the 12th chapter of Matthew the 
20th verse, Matthew quotes Isaiah 
42:3, "A bruised reed shall He not 
break, and a smoking flax shall He 
not quench." The illustration pictured 
here is of a reed that is bruised and 
bent to the ground. With gentleness 
the farmer binds up the crushed reed 
and straightens it, so that it once more 
grows tall and straight and becomes 
useful for the purpose for which it 
grows. The illustration of the smoking 
flax is an illustration of the lamp 
which the wind has blown out and only 
a spark remains down in the center 
of the little flax wick. The bearer of 
the lamp fans and blows patiently up- 
on the smouldering spark until it 
leaps into a flame again. 

What an apt picture of Jesus as he 
went about doing good. Where he 
found crushed hearts he bound them 
up and gave new courage, where he 
found only a spark of faith left, He 
encouraged and gave new hope. 

Another passage read from Isaiah 
describing the gentle work of the Lord 
Jesus is found in Luke 4:18. When 
Jesus went into the synagogue of Naz- 
areth, He stood up to read, and He was 
handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. 
He read from the 61st chapter these 
words describing the work He would 
do, "The spirit of the Lord is upon 
me, because He hath anointed me to 
(Continued on page 3) 



MARCH. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



"IN AS MUCH AS 



YOU DO IT' 



(Continued from page 2) 
preach the gospel to the poor; He hath 
sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to' 
preach deliverance to the captives, and 
recovering of sight to the blind, to set 
at liberty them that are bruised." 

How beautifully Jesus fulfilled this 
prophecy of Isaiah as He walked 
among the poor, the sick, the dis- 
couraged and the sinners of his day. 
Little children found love in his arms, 
fallen women went out pure, the Devil 
possessed were set at liberty, hated 
tax collectors became honest men of 
God, hopeless lepers are restored, the 
begger, the cripple, the deaf, the lame 
are cured; the broken hearted are 
comforted, and the sheep without a 
shepherd once more hear the tender 
message of the love of God. Since Jesus 
left this earth in the flesh, the bent 
reed and the smoking flax of humani- 
ty are still here. Yes, they are still 
here. 

Today the world has its sheep with- 
out shepherds, its children without 
love, the broken-hearted without com- 
fort, the sick without healing, the sad 
without hope, the lonesome without 
fellowship, the fearful without cour- 
age, the sinner without forgiveness. 

Today the invisible Jesus is walk- 
ing our paths, our streets, our roads, 
the aisles of our churches, lingering at 
the closed doors of our homes, seek- 
ing to do the things He did when on 
earth in the flesh. 

Too often today Christ cannot break 
through our selfishness, our snobbish- 
ness, our clannishness, our unforgive- 
ness, to the needy of the world. Too 
often the humble Christ is hidden 
away, behind the pomp and show of 
our great churches. Too often the 
humble Jesus cannot break through 
the fine buildings, the great organiza- 
tions, the efficient methods, the big 
campaigns to reach the multitudes in 
need. Too often the compassion of 
Christ is lost in this mechanical age. 
We need to bring back a more person- 
al age, where man can be a neighbor, 
and where one person can feel the love 
of Christ flowing one to the other. 

How then can the compassionate 
Jesus walk in our world today? We are 
the doors through which he must walk 
out into the world today. Through us 
He must touch the needy, the sheep 
without a shepherd. 

Jesus told us how, when we quote 
just a part of his sentence, "In as much 
as you do it — " can His Spirit have 
that compassionate outlet to the world 
today. 

"Christ has no hands but our hands 

To do His work today; 
He has no feet but our feet 

To lead men in His way; 
He has .no tongue but our tongues 

To tell men how He died, 
He has no help but our help 

To bring them to His side." 



ROBERT'S DRUG STORE 

"We fill any doctor's 

Prescription" 

Phone 246-2761 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



What Is An 
Automobile? 



WORLD MISSION 

SEASON OBSERVED 



lenge: 



(Continued rrom page 1) 



An automobile is a four wheeled ve- 
hicle invented and developed by men 
of the twentieth century, propelled by 
power equal to 300 or more fast and 
strong horses, an implement, when 
guided by a careful driver can be of 
great service to man, but on the other 
hand guided by a drunk or careless 
driver can dash man into eternity 
without warning. 

What Is An 
Alclioliolic Drink? 



It is the Devil subtly transformed 
into various forms of liquid, whereby 
he can enter into the stomach and 
mind of a man. It is made and sold 
by selfish men who do not value the 
lives and souls of their fellow men, 
causing them to be insane, to break 
marriage vows, to make children 
homeless, to curse, to kill, to sin a- 
gainst God and his fellow men, and 
finally dashes his soul into Hell. 

GLADE VALLEY HEAD 

RESIGNS POSITION 



(Continued from page 1) 
Dr. R. H. Stone, who had recently 
retired as executive and clerk for 
Orange Presbytery and also is now 



"A hundred thousand souls a day, 

Are passing one by one away, 

In Christless guilt and gloom; 

O Church of Christ, what will you 

say 
When in that awful judgment day, 
They charge you with their doom?" 

Land For Sale 

2.4 acres for sale. Ideal for one or 
two homes. Old spring, woods, clear- 
ed land. 1-4 mile to P. O, on good 
road. Part of Presbyterian Church land 
1-2 mile from Blue Ridge Parkway. 

Write Delmer Rose or J. W. Luke, 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 

making his home in Jefferson, Ashe 
county, N. C. was immediately con- 
tacted for the position. Dr. Stone ac- 
cepted the position as temporary 
president of Glade Valley and will be- 
gin serving in this capacity the first 
of March, 1963. 

Dr. Stone spent much of his ministry 
in the mountains, and has always been 
a good supporter of this fine little 
school, as a member of Winston-Sal- 
em and Orange Presbyteries. The 
Board of Trustees and the school con- 
sider the acceptance of Dr. Stone as 
very fortunate. They are glad to have 
had a man of such capability to step 
into the shoes of Harold Jones. 



G-F-P Chevrolet Company, Inc. 

"More People Buy Chevrolets Than Any Other Car" 
Dial 246-3131 West. Jefferson, N. C. 






f 



EASTER GREETINGS 
from 

Phenix Chair Company 



( 

f Phone 246-2671 



West Jefferson, N. C. \ 




Segraves Oil Company 

ESSO PRODUCTS 

Wishing all the hope of Easter. 



Phone 246-4711 



West Jefferson, N. C. ! 



PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1963 



Old Picture Found 

Of 1925 Meeting 



Of the twenty-nine people in the 
picture of the V/inston-Salem Presby- 
tery meeting at Elkin on April 14, 
1925, sixteen or more are now mem- 
bers of "the General Assembly and 
Church of the first born, which are 
written in heaven . . ," 

The Ministers and Elders who are 
known to have passed over the river 
are: Elders John Burgess, George W. 
Bowlin, J. C. Crawford, E. A. McNeill, 
and A. R. Vail of Ashe county; others 
are Revs. Wade H. Harrell, John S. 
Foster, T. F. Haney, "Brother" Mor- 
row, E. Wayne Thompson, J. H. Rose- 
bro, D. Clay Lilly, and E. P. Bradley; 
Elders Messrs. Edward Finley, Judge 
Carter, and Thomas Patterson. 

It is significant that the four Pres- 
byterian Churches of Ashe county were 
represented at this meeting. Jefferson 
had two Elders and a Deacon, E. F. 
Scott, in attendance. The photograph 
is through the courtesy and from the 
files of Dr. Joseph H. Carter of States- 
ville. 

Furnace Needed At 
Memorial Building 



The Memorial Building at Glendale 
Springs is in constant use in spite of 
the extreme weather. Three and four 
times a week boys are practicing and 
playing basketball in the building. The 
only heat used in the building is a 
large stove which heats the hands of 
the boys when they can no longer 
hold the basketball. 

The water system in cold weather 
freezes so electric heaters have to be 
placed where the pump and water 
pipes freeze. 

About $400 has been collected for 
the furnace which will cost $1765. It 
is hoped we can have this furnace in- 
stalled before Presbytery meets with 
us on May 7. Donations for this cause 
should be sent to Mr. Delmer Rose, 
Glendale Springs, N. C. (Treas.) 

Monroe - Tolley Vows 
Spoken At Glendale 

Miss Shelia Ann Tolley and Thomas 
D. Monroe were married at 5 p. m. 
December 29 at the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church. Rev. John 
Christy of Jefferson, N. C. and Dr. J. 
W. Luke, the pastor of the bride, per- 
formed the ceremony. 

Mrs. Monroe is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Jack E. Tolley, and a recent 
prominent graduate of the Ashe Cent- 
ral High School. She is a member of 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian and 
a faithful teacher in Sunday School. 

Tom Monroe, the groom, attended 



J. Electric Co. 



j A full line of modern General 
Electric Appliances. 
Phone 246-4621 
! West Jefferson, N. C. 






Bit' 




THIS GATHERING OF THE WINSTON-SALEM PRESBYTERY at 
Elkin on April 14, 1925, was attended by representatives of the Presbyterian 
churches in Ashe county. Left to right, front row, E. F. Scott, E. B. Eldridge, 
E. A. McNeill, A. R. Vail, W. B. Knox, Wade H. Harrell, R. H. Stone, John 
S. Foster, D. D.. J. R. McGregor; back row, John Burgess, Edward Finley, 
J. C. Crawford, T. F. Haney, John D. Smith. Judge W. F. Carter, Thomas 
Patterson, J. H. Donnell, "Brother" Morrow, E. Wayne Johnson, Joe H. 
Carter, J. H. Rosebro, D. D., Raymond Shives, R. L. Berry, J. R. Offield, 
D. Clay Lilly, D. D., E. P. Bradley, Mrs. Rupert McGregor, Miss Kate 
Dubose, and George W. Bowlin. 



high school in Whitewater, Kansas, 
and is a graduate of Colorado State 
University at Fort Collins with a bach- 
elor of science degree in forestry. He 
is a ranger on the National Blue Ridge 
Parkway. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe have 
moved to Elkin, Va. and Mr. Monroe 
has been promoted to oversee the 



National Park areas in the Luray 
section. 

After the wedding a large crowd of 
friends and relatives attended a recept- 
ion in the Memorial Building adjoining 
the church. We wish and pray God's 
blessings upon Ann and Tom as they 
set out upon the sea of matrimony. 



J 



Rose Grocery 

EASTER GREETINGS 

Where friends meet to talk and shop. 

Phone 3-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. 



REJOICE! CHRIST HAS RISEN! 

Badger's Funeral Home 



Phone 246-3151 



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MARCH. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAJN 



PAGE FIVE 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



MRS. ZINA ETHEL MYERS 
Mrs. Zina Ethel Myers, passed away 
on December 13, 1962. After an acci- 
dent on an icy road, she was called 
to her eternal home by her Heavenlv 
Father. Mrs. Myers was born July 15, 
1902, and was the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Rudy Shepherd of Vannoy com- 
munity in Wilkes county. She was a 
faithful Christian and member of the 
Pine Fork Baptist Church, of Laurel 
Springs, N. C. Rev. C. H. McKnight 
and Rev. John W. Luke performed the 
funeral rites. 

Mrs. Myers has been called to her 
eternal home where she has found fel- 
lowship with her husband and mother 
and father. Little did we know that in 
just a month, a niece, Mrs. Carol Shep- 
herd Laws, would be in fellowship 
with her dear aunt. 

MRS CAROL SHEPHERD LAWS 
Mrs. Carol Sue Shepherd Laws pas- 
sed away on January 15, 1963 after 
an accident upon highway 16. She was 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie 
Shepherd of Vannoy community, Wilk- 
es county. 

Carol was a faithful member of the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church having 
professed Christ and united with that 
church on August 13, 1951. The fun- 
eral service was held by Rev. Hunter 
Church and John W. Luke at the Beth- 
el Church. 

Little did we think that this young 
Christian would be in fellowship with 
her aunt, Mrs. Mvers, in Heaven at 
such an early time. We are thankful 
that the passing of our loved ones is 
in God's hands. 

"I know not what the future hath 

Of marvel or surprise; 
Assured alone that life and death 

His mercy underlies." 

NANCY C. MILLER 

Miss Nancy C. Miller passed away 
on February 1, 1963. She was the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hack Mil- 
ler of Peak Creek, in Ashe county. 

Nancy had not been well in her life, 
and passed away in the Ashe Mem- 
orial Hospital after an operation. 
Nancy was a good and faithful per- 
son. She spent many hours In the 
home at housekeeping. She read the 
Bible and prayed, and expressed her 
desire to unite with the church. 

The funeral service was held at the 
Peak Creek Presbyterian Church on 
Feb. 3 at 2 p. m. Well done, thou 
faithful servant, enter thou into the 
joys of thv Lord. 

ROBERT GLENN PARSONS 

Robert Glenn Parsons passed away 
in the Ashe Memorial Hospital on Feb. 
26 at the age of over 66 years. Mr. 
Parsons was a good citizen of the 
Obids community, a veteran of World 
War One, a loyal member of the Obids 
Presbyterian Church. Funeral services 



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were held at the Obids Presbyterian 
Church by Revs. R. H. Stone and J. 
W. Luke. 

Mr. Parsons leaves his wife and four 
children, eight grandchildren and two 
great grandchildren and many friends 
to mourn his loss. Brother Parsons has 
left us a fine example of a gentle 
Christian life. May God give us more 
men like Glenn Parsons, who has ans- 
wered the roll call of his Captain in 
Heaven. 

MRS. ALVA BURGESS BURKETT 

Alva Burgess Burkett, was born July 
30, 1371 and passed away Feb. 22, 1963 
at the age of 91 years, 6 months, and 
22 days. 

She was married to George W. 
Burkett March 13, 1913. He preceded 
her in death Feb. 10, 1945. 

Mrs. Burkett is survived by one 
brother, Dee Burgess of Wagoner, N. 
C, two step-daughters, Mrs. Laura 
Marsh and Mrs. Mary Marsh of Jef- 
ferson, N. C, one step-son, Tom Burk- 
ett of Maryland. 

Mrs. Burkett was a life long member 
of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 
having united by profession of her 
faith many years ago. 

Alva Burgess Burkett was the 
daughter of John Burgess, who is said 
to be the first Presbyterian baptised 
in Ashe County, and who was a faith- 
ful elder, and Sunday School teacher 
in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. 
Mrs. Burkett has been promoted from 
her long life of faithful service in this 
life to her joys and service to her 
Saviour in Heaven. "Well done, thou 
good and faithful servant." 

The funeral rites were held at the 
Friendship Baptist Church by Revs. 
Burkett and Luke. 

JAMES PEYTON COLVARD 

June 29, 1885 - February 1, 1963. 
Reared in Jefferson. Educated in 
schools of Ashe County. Married to the 
late Mrs. Kate Edmondson Colvard. 
Deacon in the Mount Jefferson Presby- 
terian Church. Survived by three 



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N. C. and is a non-profit institution. 

You will find first class facilities at 
the home. Mr. Harvey announces the 
rates for a room per person outside of 
N. C. will be $5.75 per day for room 
and meals. For a person from North 
Carolina the rates are $5.00 per day. 

Mr. Harvey extends a hearty invita- 
tion to visit the William Black Home 
while you are in Montreat. 

Development Fund 

Meeting; Is Held 



On the evening of January 20, Eld- 
ers, Deacons and others of the Glen- 
dale Springs field met at the Glendale 
Church to consider the pledge to the 
development fund. 

Rev. John Stanley met with the 
group and after showing the moving 
picture explaining the fund, sat with 
them in planning their gift. 

daughters. Mrs. Louise Fetzer and Mrs. 
Rose McEwen of West Jefferson, and 
Mrs. Virginia Olsen of Alexandria, Va.; 
one brother, L. P. Colvard of Jefferson; 
two sisters, Mrs. Annie Dent of Jeffer- 
son and Mrs. Maude Holloway of 
Charlotte; and five grandchildren. 
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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1963 



Ashe County People 
Attend W-S Meeting 

On January 8 a meeting in the in- 
terest of the Development Fund was 
held at the Reynolda Presbyterian 
Church. Many from all the churches of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery attended 
and were entertained by a splendid 
supper. Inspiring addresses were giv- 
en by Dr. Warner Hall, and Tulley 
Blair. 

Among those who attended from 
Ashe county were Mrs. Jessie Sheets, 
Mrs. Emma Bare, Rev. and Mrs. J. 
W. Luke of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church. 

Letter Of Thanks 



January 30, 1963 
Dr. John W. Luke 
Glendale Springs, 
North Carolina 
Dear John: 

Let me thank you very much for 
sending us the Ashe Presbyterian dur- 
ing 1962. We are proud of our file of 
this interesting paper and we want 
you to know of our aopreciation of 
what you are doing for the church and 
for the foundation. 

With kind personal regards, I am 
Sincerely, 
Thomas H. Spence, Jr. 

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Tenderly. 

Not alone in church He stands, 

Where suppliants kneel with folded 

hands; 
Not alone in closet where, 
He lifts the weight of human care; 
But in the busy walks of life, 
Amid the tumult and the strife, 
Walks He with His bleeding feet, 
Walks He where the people meet; 
But they scorn Him, pass Him by, 
And in their hearts they madly cry, 
Crucify! 



Parsons Had Read 

Bible 200 Times 

Glenn Parsons of the Obids com- 
munity who belonged to the Obids 
Presbyterian Church was a great Bible 
reader. 

His son told us the other day, since 
his father passed away, he had read 
the Bible through 200 times. We had 
heard that Mr. Parsons was a great 
Bible reader but did not know this 
until his son informed us about it. 



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MARCH, 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Many Activities 

In Lansing Field 



The Lansing church is proud to be 
one of the sponsors of the Lansing Boy 
Scouts, Troop 272, which now num- 
bers around 25 members. The Scouts 
meet each week in the basement room 
of the Lansing church. 

Warren Hartsog, an employee of 
Sprague Electric Company, has just 
completed a year of fine service as 
the scoutmaster, and has agreed to 
serve in this capacity for another year. 
His assistants are Johnny Powers and 
Floyd Richardson. Other members of 
the troop committee are C. E. Welch, 
Jr., chairman; Bob McNeill, secretary; 
James Walter Campbell, treasurer; 
Harry Goss, outdoorsman; Ed Eller, 
advancement; John Stanley, service; 
and Ray Blevins, health and safety. 

Recently the Lansing Troop was 
awarded a prize for achieving the 
greatest advancement of any troop in 
Ashe county during the year 1962. 

Teddy Hudler is the Senior Patrol 
leader and David Welch, Tommy 
Adams, and Denver Caudill are the 
three Patrol leaders. Jimmy Blevins is 
the librarian and Michael Welch is the 
quartermaster. Several of the Scouts 
have already reached the rank of First 
Class, one has already won the rating 
of Star Scout, and a number of them 
are working on the "God And Coun- 
try" award. 

RENOVATE SANCTUARY 

Plans are now underway for the 1 
Lansing church to completely renovate 
its sanctuary. The renovation of the 
sanctuary is phase two of the total 
renovation program. Phase one, the 
renovation of the church basement, 
was completed a little over a year ago. 

O. V. Caudill of Salisbury, who was 
formerly director of church architec- 
ture in our General Assembly, will be 
the consulting architect for this pro- 
ject. The building and finance commit- 
tees of the Lansing church will be 
meeting with Mr. Caudill during the 
next several weeks to plan the de- 
tails of the remodeling. It is expected 
that the actual work will begin around 
the first of May. 

Although the cost estimate is not 
yet definite it is expected to be 
around $5,000. Former members and 
friends of the Lansing church who 
wish to contribute to the renovation 
cost may send their contributions to 
Mrs. Ray Blevins, Lansing, N. C, who 
is the building fund treasurer. Victor 
Clark is chairman of the building com- 
mittee and Walter Osborne is chair- 
man of the finance committee. 

EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 

Several important Presbytery-wide: 
activities are scheduled for our Pio- 
neer and Senior High Young People 
during the spring months. The first of 
these events is the Senior High Spring 
Rally, which will be held overnight 
at the First Presbyterian Church in 

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Chapel To Honor 

Miss Williamson 



Richard Luke, who is the choir di- 
rector of the Mt. Jefferson Presbyter- 
ian Choir, has accepted the position of 
teaching piano at Glade Valley school. 
Mr. Luke, also, has a number of stu- 
dents in Ashe county. 

Winston-Salem on April 20-21. The 
feature attraction of the rally will be 
the presentation of a play, "The Sign, 
Of Jonah", by members of the Union 
Seminary Religious Drama Team. 

A second event will be the Pioneer 
Spring Conclave which is scheduled for 
Saturday, May 4. The conclave will be 
at the Cooleemee Presbyterian Church. 
Its theme will be "Our Unity In 
Christ", which is the overall yearly 
theme for our General Assembly. 

Then the Senior High Conference 
will be held again this year at Glade 
Valley school. The date set for the 
conference is June 16-22. 

The Pioneer Camp for the Presby- 
tery will be conducted June 24-29 at 
Camp Laurel Ridge. The cost of the 
Pioneer Camp will be $25.00, and the 
cost of the Senior High Conference 
will be less than the cost of the Pio- 
neer Camp. Some scholarships will be 
available. Young people interested in; 
attending either the Senior High Con- 
ference or the Pioneer Camp can se- 
cure their registration blanks from 
their pastor. 



At the famous Presbyterian College 
for colored people, Stillman, we are 
glad to know a beautiful prayer chap- 
el is to be one of the new structures 
that will be built. This is to be a place 
of prayer and meditation, so fitting to 
the person to whom it is dedicated, 
Miss Myrtle Williamson. 

Many of the people of Ashe county 
will remember Miss Williamson and 
the fine spiritual work she did in our 
county. Ronnie Thomas who heads up 
the drive at Stillman says, "Our goal 
for the 1962-63 fund drive is $10,000 
and will be used primarily for the 
construction of the Myrtle William- 
son Memorial Prayer Chapel." Ashe 
county friends who recall Miss 'Wil- 
liamson will be glad to hear of the 
construction of such an appropriate 
memorial to her. 



H. H. Burgess, 90 



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H. H. Burgess, who has been in the 
Wilkes Memorial Hospital for a few 
weeks, is now at home. Mr. Burgess is 
a voung man of 90 years of age. 

On Feb. 11, 1963, Mr. Burgess pro- 
fessed Christ as his Saviour in the 
presence of his family and Rev. R. H. 
Stone and J. W. Luke. We are de- 
lighted that he has professed his faith 
in Christ publicly. 



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Lansing, N. C. 



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PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH. IP"* 1 



Men's Work Well 
Underway At Mt. 
Jefferson Church 



The winter months have seen the 
men's work at Mt. Jefferson launched 
and get under sail. The newly organ- 
ized chapter of the Men of the Church 
held its first meeting the first Monday 
of January- With the theme for the 
year being "Our Unity In Christ", the 
initial convocation heard Dr. R. H. 
Stone speak upon "The Biblical Basis 
For Unity". This was followed, at the 
February meeting, with a presentat- 
ion by Rev. John Stanley of "Our 
Unity With the Young Churches", re- 
ferring to the youthful churches in 
other lands which have become organi- 
zed and self-governing. The year's 
theme is intended to show the on- 
moving thrust of the Church of Jesus 
Christ in our time and in all its wide- 
spread implication. 

Quite allied with the theme for the 
year (for both the Men and Women 
of the church) is the effort of our 
General Assembly to prepare for con- 
ditions which are foreseen as well as 
well-nigh upon us. This effort is known 
as the "Development Fund" project, 
and the Mt. Jefferson church in Febru- 
ary accepted the quota suggested for 
it as a church. 

Our men have lost an esteemed one 
one of their number, and the church 
a faithful Deacon, in the passing of 
Mr. James Colvard, who, active and 
able to the end, was called to the 
Father's Country on the last day of 
February. We recall here the words of 
D. L. Moody as his call home came to 
him: "Earth recedes, heaven opens be- 
fore me; if this is death it is sweet; 
there is no valley here; God is calling 
me, I must go; this is my Coronation 
Day". Truly, as has been said, "A 
Christian funeral is a worship service". 

Basketball Team 

At Glendale Plays 



The Junior basketball team of the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian. Church 
practices every week and had two in- 
teresting games with the Jefferson 
elementary school. 

One was played at Jefferson school, 
and the other at Glendale Springs. We 
lost both games but the team is im- 
proving each week. 



Pioneers Win Over 
Nathan's Creek Team 



The Pioneer basketball team of 
Glendale Springs won a close game 
over the Nathan's Creek elementary 
school on Friday, March 8. 

The score was tied at the end of 



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"It took an hour before all the bad 
thoughts were turnec: to ash," says the 
report. What an interesting idea: burn- 
ing up bad thoughts! Maybe it is still 
early enough in the new year for us to 
take out our bad thoughts and burn 
them, so as to start out afresh with a 
mind relieved of strain, freed of ani- 
mosity, quieted, calmed, and invigor- 
ated for constructive thinking. 

About fifteen years ago a pastor in 
Grace Methodist Church in Atlanta 
started the custom which takes place 
at the beginning of each new year. 
After the sermon each person is ask- 
ed to write on a piece of paper the 
ugliest thoughts he has harbored dur- 
ing the past year. Perhaps it was a 
fear of some other person which bred 
hate, or a worry due to lack of faith 
in God's protecting care, or pride 
which made one hard and cruel in at- 
titude to others, or greed which t?mr>t- 
ed to covetousness or even unfair prac- 
tices, or resentment which refused to 
forgive the slight or the wrong of 

the game and the overtime won the 
game for Glendale Springs by two 
points. The score was 22 to 24. The 
game was played in the Nathan's Creek 
school gym. 



Glendale Members 
Buy 7 New Tables 

One of the pieces of equipment that 
Glendale Church has felt the lack of 
is tables for their various suppers and 
picnics. The young people and the wo- 
men of the church, with help from in- 
dividual members, have ordered seven 
new folding tables. There will be need 
for about three more tables when we 
can get the money to buy them. 

another. Whatever is it, the person 
writes it down. Then he takes the 
paper, folded, in his hand and goes 
forward with others to the front of 
the church while the choir sings. Plac- 
ed there are several urns, in which 
there are fires burning. The bad 
thoughts are tossed into the fire and 
consumed. Sometimes the person 
kneels to pray God's help to control 
his thinking and to let the Spirit of 
God so rule in his mind and heart 
that healthy, wholesome, constructive, 
kind, and generous ideas and emotions 
may predominate. 

If we are healed at the heart, we 
are healed indeed. Once Jesus said, 
"What comes out of a man is what de- 
files a man. For from within, out of 
the heart of man, come evil thoughts, 
fornication, theft, murder, adultry, 
coveting, widedness, deceit, licen- 
tiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolish- 
ness. All these evil things come from 
within, and they defile a man." (Mark 
7:20-21) 



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VOLUME XLVI 



JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1963 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 



Glendale Springs 
Field Is Host To 
W-S Preshytery 



At the invitation of the Glendale 
Field of Churches, the Winston-Salern 
Presbytery was entertained at the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 
The host churches of this field are 
Glendale Springs, Laurel Fork in Ashe 
county, and Bethel in Wilkes county. 

On May 7 at 10 a. m., the retiring 
moderator, Rev. John Stanley pastor 
of the Lansing Church called the 
Presbytery to order and proceeded 
with the business before the commis- 
sioners. The retiring moderator. Rev. 
John Stanley preached a splendid 
sermon, stressing the need of touch- 
ing the lives of the all classes, all na- 
tions, the down-and-outs as Jesus did 
in his ministry. 

Elder Charles Mauze was chosen 
moderator-elect in Mr. Stanley's place 
for the next term of Presbytery. Rev. 
James Monroe was appointed church 
extension executive in the place of 
Rev. J. R. Smith, who has a position 
in Atlanta, Ga. under the General As- 
sembly of the Church. Rev. .John 
Stanley asked that his relation as a 
pastor of the Lansing Field be resolv- 
ed to receive a call from Piedmont 
Presbytery of South Carolina to take 
Tintm.ipr" , r oa2P * 



Much Activity At 

Mount Jefferson 



The Easter season was one of great 
rejoicing at the Mt. Jefferson church. 
We had had a rather large Cathechu- 
men class for the month preceding, 
and everyone of the young people in 
it chose to make their profession of 
faith in Christ — this enlistment be- 
ing the definitive decision made in 
any life. 

The Good Friday service, neld ea^h 
year for half-an-hour at the lunch- 
period of the Friday, was upon the 
theme this past April 12 of "The Fifth 
Word From the Cross." For five years 
now, we have been having this ser- 
vice with a 10-minute meditation; and 
the cry of "I thirst", once more re- 
minds us that our God — in the su- 
preme utterance of himself — has 
shown himself to be. not "looking on" 
but in his world and entering the suf- 
fering of his human children. 

The Men-of-the-Church at Mt. Jef- 
ferson made this year's Easter Sun- 
rise Service not only one of thought- 
fu 1 meditation at the sunrise hour, but 
one of happy social gathering — serv- 
ing a ham-and-eggs breakfast after 
the service to everyone who was 
present. 

Mt. Jefferson Church, this spring, 
has taken advantage ot the privileges 
offered bv the Presbyterian Guidince 
Center at St. Andrews College. Five 
of the young people of the church, 
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REV. JOHN STANLEY 

Lansing Pastor 
Called To Church 
In South Carolina 



The Presbytery oi Winston-Salem 
recognized the resignation of Rev. John 
Stanley of the Lansing Field of Pres- 
bvterian Churches in Ashe county. 
Mr. Stanley has accepted a call from 
the Pendleton Presbyterian Church of 
Piedmont Presbytery of South Caro- 
lina Synod. 

The outgoing moderator of the Pres- 
bytery, Rev. Mr. Stanley, has served 
as pastor in the Lansing Field since 
Sept. 1959. A native of Conway. S. 
C, he graduated from Clemson Col- 
lege in 1953 and then served two years 
in the Air Force before entering the 
Union Theological Seminary at Rich- 
mond. Va. He graduated from the 
Seminary in 1959 and came to Lansing 
for his "first pastorate. He and his 
wife. Margie, who is from McCormick. 
S. C. have two children, Mark, 2 years 
old, and Sharon, nine month old. 

Rev. Mr. Stanley has been very ac- 
tive in civic affairs, having served as 
chairman of the Lansing community 
organization. He was active in Boy 
Scout work at Lansing also. He ex- 
presses appreciation for himself and 
his v.-ife to the people of Ashe county, 
saving, "This was our first home to- 
gether and we are deeply grateful for 
the many kindnesses shown to us by 
the good people of Ashe county and 
shall always remember them." 

John was an ardent supporter of 
"The Ashe Presbyterian" and wrote 
much news for the paper. We shall 
miss him as a pastor and as a fins 
progressive Christian citizen in the af- 
fairs of Ashe county. May God bless 
Mr. Stanley and his family as he is 
called to another field. 



53rd Graduation 
At Glade Valley 
Held On May 24 



The fifty-third commencement of 
the Glade Valley School was held on 
May 24 in the new Snow-Armentrout 
Auditorium. The class of twenty sen- 
iors was the first to graduate from this 
new edifice. On the Sunday preced- 
ing, the baccalaureate sermon had 
been delivered by Rev. W. R. Smith, 
Jr., pastor of the Reynolda Presbyter- 
ian Church. On Thursday evening Pro- 
fessor Richard T. Luke's students in 
piano gave their recital. 

The commencement speaker was 
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, of Wilkes- 
boro. It was a most practical, interest- 
ing, and helpful address. 

Of the seniors from three states the 
honor students were Linda Pruitt, of 
Glade Valley, valedictorian; and Earlie 
Rash, of the Cherry Hill community, 
who was salutatorian. Miss Pruitt will 
go to the Presbyterian School of Nurs- 
ing and Mr. Rash has been accepted 
as an enrollee at Presbyterian Col- 
lege. Principal George Michie deliv- 
ered the many awards, medals, and 
cash prizes. Former president Harold 
P. Jones delivered the diplomas. The 
tradition of giving each senior a copy 
of the Holy Scriptures was continued. 

Mrs. P. Hunter Dalton. Sr., of High 
Point, president of the Board of 
(Continued on page 3) 



Ehenezer, Low Gap, 
Peak Creek News 



Friday night. April 12, the Glade 
Valley High School choir, under the 
direction of E. C. Johnson, presented 
a program of sacred music in the Eb- 
enezer Presbyterian Church for the 
combined congregation of Ebenezer, 
Low Gap, and Peak Creek Churches. 
The program was excellent, and there 
were many expressions of apprecia- 
tion and requests that this may be- 
come an annual event. 

Dr. R. H. Stone, now serving as 
President of Glade Valley High School, 
accompanied the group, and it was 
a special pleasure to welcome him 
again. An offering was taken for the 
school, and at the conclusion of the 
service refreshments were served. 
These three churches presently have a 
special interest in Glade Valley be- 
cause the temporary supply pastor, 
David A. Smiley, is a member of the 
faculty. 

Participating in the Presbyterian 
program of Overseas Relief, these 
churches gave a special Easter offer- 
ing to help in the distribution of food. 

On Sunday morning, May 5, tv/o 
students from Bob Jones University 
participated in the service at Ebenez- 
er. Roy Johnson sang a solo, and Bob 
Jones played a trombone solo. Their 
music added a special interest to the 
service. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Rev. John B. Stanley 

Assistants to Editor 

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EDITORIAL 

the temples of the kingdom 
live in the hearts of men 

"let's get busy and save 
souls:-' 

While Jesus Christ the Son of God 
walked and did his work upon this 
earth He spent much time in build- 
in , His Kingdom. He appointed cer- 
tain men whom He had trained to be- 
come the apostles upon whom He de- 
pended to start the Christian Church. 

But Christ not onlv spent His time 
in establishing His Kingdom, and set- 
ting well known men to be his work- 
ers, but He spent much time with the 
innumerable unknown people whose 
souls were forgiven of sin and whose 
souls were saved. 

Crowds of people hungry for the 
truth followed Jesus to hear Him teach 
and preach. Christ said, "Say not ye, 
there are yet four months, and there 
cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto 
you, Lift up your eyes, and look on 
the fields, for they are white already 
to harvest." As Christ looked upon the 
seeking people He pointed out to his 
apostles that they must get to work, 
there were thousands ready to be 
brought into the Kingdom of God. 
Souls ready to be harvested for the 
Kingdom. 

As you read between the lines 0? 
the Gospels, you see these unknown 
people whose lives and souls Christ 
reaped. There must have been multi- 
tudes of them, but we have only space 
to point out a few whom Christ saved 
and then they are not mentioned 
again, except some day we shall meet 
them in heaven. The Syrophenician 
Woman, a Gentile, was one of these 
who were saved. The hated tax col- 
lector, Zaccheus whom Jesus called 
down from the tree was saved. Do we 
not believe the man with the palsy 
was saved? Every indication is that 
the one leprous man who came back 
to Jesus to thank him was saved. The 
widow whose son was raised up must 
have become a believer. The woman 
taken in adultery was forgiven and 
who can doubt she went out a changed 
woman. The man born blind vvho was 
led so tenderly out of the city by Jesus, 
and was healed, also acknowledged 



Jesus as His master and Saviour. The 
woman at the well in Samaria became 
a believer and witnessed to others. 
The terrifying man possessed with the 
legion of devils became a believer and 
sat at Jesus feet. Who can doubt that 
the families such as the centuriuns, the 
home of the child that was brought 
back to life, and hundreds of other 
families became believers in Jesus. 
Who can doubt that the families of the 
little children who brought their little 
ones to Jesus did not become believers. 
So the list of innumerable unknown 
people goes on, but we know there 
were thousands of others that found 
peace and salvation by his hand. 

Christ was soul conscious. He was 
people conscious. In building His 
Kingdom, He did not build great cath- 
edrals, for the Kingdom of God lives in 
the souls of people not in cathedrals 
about which Jesus said of one "Not 
one stone will remain unon another." 
Jesus did not spend much time in 
statistics, and programs, He was too 
busy touching and saving the souls of 
people. The saying, "We need less 
chiefs and more indians" can be ap- 
plied to the Christian Church today. 
We need men and women that value 
the souls of men as Christ set the ex- 
ample, and will bring the people to 
Jesus Christ. 

Just recently Mrs. LeRoy Campbell 
gave us a wonderful slide lecture on 
Brazil. Mrs. Campbell was one of the 
13 women sent by the women of the 
Church to observe the work of the 
church in Brazil. 

Some one asked Mrs. Campbell what 
the Roman Catholic Church was doing 
in Brazil. She said the Roman Catho- 
lic had massive Churches on the corn- 
ers of the big cities and impressive 
places of the towns, but the masses of 
people never entered them. These 
great churches never touched the lives 
of the crowds of poor people of Brazil, 
and they are in masses by the millions. 
Jesus knew that the Kingdom of God 
dwelt in the hearts and souls of people 
He could bring to salvation, not in 
great temples made with hands. I 
wonder why the Protestant churches do 
not learn from observation of the 
Roman Catholic Church. The masses 
of people are not touched by great 
temples, but by those who work humb- 
ly with the crowds. 

This year the Field of Glendale 
Churches was challenged with each 
person winning a soul for Christ. Have 
you dear Christians tried to win that 
one soul for Christ! Do we realize we 
may be snatching firebrands out of the 
fire as Amos the prophet expressed it? 
Do you realize you may be snatching 
a soul from eternal death as James 
writes in Chapter 5 and verse 20? How 
many of us are following the humble 
Christ, who did not disdain to touch 
the soul of the most wretched oerson? 
Do we follow in His footsteps? The 
following poem by Olive Branch chal- 
lenges us with this question. 

"WHO FOLLOWS IN HIS TRAIN?" 

Have you looked for the sheep in the 

desert. 
For those who have missed their way? 
Have you been in the wild waste 

places, 
Where the lost and wandering stray? 

Have you trodden the lonely highway, 

The foul and darksome street? 

It may be ye'd see in the gloaming 



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The Memorial Building has been the 
most useful building in the Glendale 
Springs Field. One lady said, "I do 
not know how w€ would have gotten 
along without this building." 

Through the winter, three times a 
week, the building is full of boys 
playing basketball. Many other activi- 
ties are constantly going on through 
the summer as well as winter in the 
spacious gymnasium. 

We must put a furnace in this build- 
ing this summer. When we see a crowd 
of shivering boys crowded around one 
big stove during our cold zero even- 
ings, it makes us more determined 
than ever to try to install a suitable 
heating system. Another reason we 
need heat is because of the water. We 
have to constantly guard against froz- 
en and bursted pipes by placing elec- 
tric heaters on exposed pipes. 

A lady just recently described the 
beauty of a million dollar Presbyter- 
ian Church in a nearby town. Some- 
times it gives me a sinking heart, 
when I think how Jesus, the Son of 
God, was born in a stable, and had no 
place to lay his head. I said to the 
lady, if I only had the price of decorat- 
ing a room in some of the larger 
churches, I could build a country 
church and the people would be thank- 
ful for a place to worship. I also 
thought if I had the price of a small 
stained window, or the price of a strip 
of carpet up the aisle in a large 
church, or perhaps the price of a fine 
pulpit, or the price of a few chairs 
and lounges in a reception room of 
some of our large churches, we could 
put a heating system in our building, 
and boys and girls would not have to 
shiver and freeze during those cold 
nights of the winter. 

We have about $400 on the estimat- 
ed cost of a hot air furnace we need 
$1,300 more before we can install it. 

The print of My wounded feet. 

Have you folded home to your bosom 
The trembling neglected lamb, 
.And taught to the little lost one 
The sound of the Shepherd's name? 

Have ye searched for the poor and 

needy. 
With no clothing, no home, no bread? 
The son of Man was among them — 
He had no where to lay His head. 

Have ye carried the living water, 
To the parched and thirsty soul? 
Have ye said to the sick and wounded, 
"Christ Jesus makes thee whole"? 

Have ye told My fainting children 
Of the strength of the Father's hand? 
Have ye guided the tottering footsteps 
To the shore of the "golden land"? 

Have ye stood by the sad and weary, 
To smooth the pillow of death, 
To comfort the sorrow-stricken. 
And strengthen the feeble faith? 

And have ye felt, when the glory, 
Has streamed through the open door 
And flitted across the shadows, 
That I had been there before? 



JHNE. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



53rd GRADUATION 

AT GLADE VALLEY 

(Continued from page 1) 
Trustees, brought a message and pre- 
sented Mrs. H. M. Armentrout, of 
Kight Point, the donor of the auditor- 
ium. There followed a prayer of dedi- 
cation. 

Miss Anne Corry, Dean of the School, 
has been receiving applications reg- 
ularly for entrance in the next term, 
which begins on August 29, registra- 
tion day, with classes beginning on the 
30. 



The Dealli Notice Of 
Mrs. Prayer Meeting 

(Copied from West End Presbyterian 
Church Bulletin) 

Mrs. Prayer Meeting died recently 
at the First Neglected Church on 
Worldy Ave. Born many years ago in 
the midst of Great Revivals she was 
a strong healthy child. She was fed 
largely on testimony and scriptural 
holiness and soon grew into world 
wide prominence. She was one of the 
most influential members of the fam- 
ous Church family. 

For the past several years Sister 
Prayer Meeting has been in failing 
health, gradually wasting away until 
rendered helpless by stiffness of knees, 
coldness of heart, inactivity and weak- 
ness of purpose and willpower. At the 
last whispered words were inquiries 
concerning the strange absence of her 
loved ones now absent from her pres- 
ence. They are busy in the marts of 
trade and places of worldly amuse- 
ments. Her older brother Brother 
Class Meeting has been dead for many 
years. 

Experts including Dr. Works. Dr. Re- 
form and Dr. Joiner disagreed as to 
the cause of her fatal illness. They 
administered large doses of organiza- 
tion, socials, contests and drives but 
to no avail. A postmortem showed 
that deficiency of spiritual food, coupl- 
ed with lack of faith, heart-felt re- 
ligion, shameless desertion and non- 
support were contributing causes. 
Only a few were present at her death, 
sobbing over her past beauty and pow- 
er. 

Carefully selected pallbears were 
urged to tenderly bear her remains 
away, but failed to appear. There 
were no flowers. Her favorite hymns, 
''Amazing Grace" and "Rock of Ages" 
were not sung. Miss Ima Modern ren- 
dered "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" 
but none had any idea where this 
fancied isle might be. The body rests 
in the beautiful cemetery of Bygone 
Glories awaiting the summons from 
above. In honor of her going the 
church doors will be closed on Wed- 
nesday nights, save the third Wednes- 
ay of each month when the Ladies' 
Pink Lemonade Society serves re- 
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111 Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



MRS. NANCY ROTEN 

On Friday, May 10, Mrs. Nancy Rot- 
en was called to Heaven by her 
Heavenly Father. She spent Mother's 
day in Heaven. Mrs. Roten was the 
widow of Lewis Roten of Wilkes Coun- 
ty, where she spent much of her life. 
She united with the Antioch Baptist 
Church in early life and later united 
with the Peak Creek Presbyterian 
Church, where she attended regularly 
when living in that community. Mrs. 
Roten was one of the best examples of 
a good Christian mother. She raised 
seven children of her husband and ten 
of her own, as well as taking care of 
many grandchildren. The funeral serv- 
ice was conducted at the Double 
Springs Baptist Church and the bur- 
ia' was in the church cemetery. 

"Her children arise up, and call her 

blessed a woman that feareth 

the Lord, she shall be praised." Pro- 
verbs 31. 

CHARLIE HUFFMAN 

On Thursday, May 2. Charlie Huff- 
man, age 87, of Wagoner, N. C. was 
called to Heaven of his Lord. Mr. 
Huffman made his profession and uni- 
ted with the Baptist Church but later 
in life while living in the Low Gap 
Community, united with the Low Gap 
Presbyterian Church. He remained a 
member there until death. Mr. Huff- 
man was a faithful attendant at his 
church until he moved some distance 
from the community. Funeral services 
were held at the Wagoner Baptist 
Church on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p. m. 
and the burial was in the cemetery of 
the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alle- 
ghany County. "Well done thou good 
and faithful servant." 

DOLEY SHELTON BARE 

God called from this life on March 
15, 1963, Doley Shelton Bare. He spent 
over 87 years on this earth before God 
called him to Heaven. Mr. Bare had 
not been well for a number of years. 
He professed a hope in Christ many 
years ago, and gave evidence of his 
faith by prayer and Bible reading. He 
was a good citizen of the Glendale 
Springs Community and shall be mis- 
sed by all. The funeral service was 
held in the Glendale Springs Presby- 
terian Church and his resting place 
was in the Ebenezer cemetery. 

"In my Father's House are many 
mansions" I have gone to pre- 
pare a place for you." 

ERIKA INGRID HASTINGS 

Erika Hastings, 8 year old, was cal- 
led from this life by an accident on 
April 15, 1963. She was the daugh- 
ter of Steve and Renate Filbert Hast- 
ings, who were living in Jefferson, 
N. C. The funeral service was held in 
the Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian 

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Church. The burial service was held 
in the Ashe Memorial Gardens. 

"Suffer little children, and forbid 
them not, to come unto me; for of 
such is the Kingdom of Heaven." 

NELSON SEVERT 

On Thursday, May 9, Nelson Sev- 
ert was called of his Lord to his re- 
ward. Mr. Severt had not been in good 
health for some time and passed away 
in the home of his daughter in Wins- 
tcn-Salem, N. C. Mr. Severt made his 
home the majority of his time with 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bare at Glen- 
dale Springs, Mrs. Bare being one of 
his daughters. Mr. Severt was 80 years 
old at his death. He was raised near 
Ebenezer. Calvin and Amanda At- 
wood Severt were his parents. Mr. 
Severt was a member of the Ebenez- 
er Presbyterian Church for a long 
time. Mrs. Mae Coldiron Severt pre- 
ceded him in death. 

The funeral service was held in the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church 
by Rev. J. W. Luke and Rev. A. D. 
Hopson. The burial was in the Orion 
Cemetery. 

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, 
neither have entered the heart of 
man, the things which God hath pre- 
pared for them that love him." 

MRS. CORA L. HOLBROOK JOINES 

Mrs. Cora Long Holbrook Joines was 
called by her Heavenly Father to her 
home in Heaven on May 8, 1903. She 
was born May 13, 1881. Her journey 
upon this earth lasted 81 years, 1 
month and 25 days before her depart- 
ure from this life. 

In 1921 Mrs. Joines united with the 
Double Creek Baptist Church and re- 
mained a faithful member and 
Christian until she entered Heaven. 

A faithful Christian mother has 
passed and she shall be missed, but 
she was ready to receive her crown of 
glory as her reward. May God give 
comfort to those who mourn her 



passing, but give joy to them at the 
thought of their loved one in Heaven. 

MRS. F. J. PENDRY 

A mother has entered Zion. She 
was born on this earth May 2, 1893 
and entered Heaven on May 30, 1963. 
Mrs. F. J. Pendry entered her eternal 
glory at the age of 70 years and 28 
days. 

Mrs. Pendry was the daughter of 
Theadore James B. Woodie and Eliza- 
beth Jenkins Woodie. She was united 
in marriage to J. F. Pendry on Oct. 
23. 1909. 

Mrs. Pendry professed Christ and 
first united with the Laurel Fork 
Baptist Church. After that church be- 
came inactive she united with the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church as a 
charter member with her husband 
Sept. 25, 1932. 

Ten children were born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Pendry, one preceding her to 
glory. 

She was a lovely mother. "Her 
children rise up and call her blessed." 

She was a wonderful Christian. She 
was a woman of peace and goodwill, 
and was never heard to speak harsh 
words about others. She brought peace 
and harmony among her neighbors and 
among church members. She poured 
oil upon troubled waters. "Blessed are 
the peacemakers for they shall be call- 
ed the children of God." May God 
bless and comfort her famiiy as Mrs. 
Pendry has been called to receive her 
crown of glory. 



Timothy Miller 

Is Christened 



We were delighted to see little 
Timothy Clay Miller christened at the 
morning service of May 26. Timothy 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Mil- 
ler of Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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A Witness 



By Giants' Manager 



Alvin Dark, Manager of the San 
Francisco Giants who won the Nation- 
al League pennant in a whirlwind 
finish and came within inches of win- 
ning the title of World's Champions, 
is a dedicated Christian layman. His 
testimony about tithing has been wide- 
ly distributed and is worth repeating. 
This is what Manager Alvin Dark 
said: 

"TITHING . . . Giving the first tenth 
of my income back to God was just 
as unquestioned in our home as put- 
ting on my socks before my shoes. 
And a nickel out of every 50 cents 
was quite a lot when I got up every 
day before dawn to pedal around my 
paper route. But as the years went by 
and my income increased, I found out 
I could never win in this game of giv- 
ing to God — He always outgave me." 



Confused, 
Wasted Lives 



God has a place of service in His 
church for every church member who 
has been saved. 

Perhaps the reason we have so 
many confused and wasted lives in 
our churches, is that so so many people 
have never realized that God does 
have a place of service for them. 

Or, if they realize it, they make 
excuse not to teach a class, lead a 
young people's group, take an office, 
sing in the choir, etc. 

At work for God will solve our big- 
gest problems. 



Mrs. LeRov Campbell 
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Rev. Reuben J. Wallace, the evan- 
gelist who will speak at the Glendale 
Springs revival on August 25 through 
30, gets out a news letter for his 
church. The following article comes 
from his letter for his church. The 
Fuller Memorial Presbyterian Church. 
Please read it. 

WHAT IS YOUR TESTIMONIAL? 

The Apostle Paul in II Cor. 3:2, "Ye 
are our epistle, written in our hearts, 
known and read of all men." Do we 
not understand that as professing 
Christians we are living epistles of 
the God whom we profess to know 
and to serve? That the only Gospel 
that some people read is the life of 
those who are professing Christians? 
Do we realize that our testimonial re- 

Our church has a great task of won- 
derful opportunity cut out before 
us. let us respond to the call of Christ 
to do this great job. 

A large crowd from the Mount Jef- 
ferson Church came out and met with 
the Glendale congregation to enjoy 
the lecture by Mrs. Campbell. 

Mrs. Campbell's mother, Mrs. Payne 
of Taylorsville, N. C. came with her 
and spent the night at Glendale 
Springs. Mrs. Campbell continued on 
her trip on Monday the 27 to make 
three talks at Winston-Salem Presby- 
terian churches. The immensity of the 
challenge of Christ, when He said, 
"Go ye into all the world and preach," 
is evidenced in the country of Brazil. 



garding church attendance is used 
either of the Lord or of Satan depend- 
ing on our faithfulness or lack of 
faithfulness? 

Recently I read the following which 
placed an even greater burden upon 
my heart for many whose names are 
on the church roll and whom we never 
see at a morning service much less 
evenings and prayer meeting. 

"Your absence from Church, your 
vacant place, your empty pew, is a 
testimonial for the world and a vote 
against Christ! Nothing is more in 
favor with the 'spirit of this evil age' 
than, like Thomas, you simply — stay 
away! 

1 am an Empty Pew. I vote for the 
world against God. I deny the Bible. 
I mock at the preached Word of God 
I rail at Christian brotherhood. I 
laugh at prayer. I break the 4th com- 
mandment. I am a witness to solemn 
vows broken. I advise men to eat, 
drink, and be merry, for tomorrow 
they die. I join my voice with every 
atheist and rebel against human and 
divine law. I am an Empty Pew. I 
am a grave in the midst of the con- 
gregation. Read my epitaph and be 
wise.' " 

What kind of a testimonial are you 
writing? 



Miss Robinson 

To Teach Bible 



Miss Janet Robinson of Charlotte, 
N. C. will teach Bible to the Young 
People at Glendale Springs for the 
week of July 3-12. Other young peo- 
ple of the county are invited to at- 
tend. 



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Mrs. LeRoy Campbell of Hickory, 
who has been a very popular speak- 
er on Brazil in Presbyterian Church 
circles, gave a very interesting slide 
lecture at the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church, Sunday night, May 
26. Mrs. Campbell is one of 18 women 
sent to Brazil by the Women of the 
Presbyterian Church to observe the 
new work in Brazil. By beautiful 
slides and explanation of her trip we 
were deeply impressed by the im- 
mensity of Brazil and the great task 
the Presbyterian Church has under- 
taken. 

The Women of the Southern Pres- 
byterian Church will give their birth- 
day offering for the project which 
Mrs. Campbell observed. The new 
capitol, Brazilia, the new 1500 mile 
road, the new settlements, the new !| 
churches, and new settlers were seen j 
in pictures. We were introduced by " 
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HAS PKESBYTERY 



(Continued from ,jage 1) 
the position as pastor of the Pendle- 
ton Presbyterian Church. 

The Presbytery was entertained for 
lunch in the Memorial Building by 
the ladies of the three host churches. 
A delicious ham and chicken meal was 
served. During the lunch hour tlvi 
Glade Valley Choir sang four num- 
bers which was enjoyed by all. 

The next meeting of Presbvtery will 
be at Asbury Presbyterian Church in 
Stokes county in July. Rev. Lesrer 
Shepperd, the pastor of this field, gave 
the invitation to meet in this church. 

The people of the Glendale Field 
enjoyed having Presbytery with them 
and trust it will meet with them again 
in the near future. 



MUCH ACTIVITY AT 

MOUNT JEFFERSON 



(Continued from page 1) 
high school age, accompanied the pas- 
tor to Laurinburg on May 21, and took 
the two-days of tests which show the 
aptitudes of the one being tested. The 
group participating was thoroughly 
delighted and challenged by the re- 
sults of the tests. 

The last Wednesday of May, the 
Young Women's Circle No. 4 of the 
church made a most unique and en- 
lightening presentation of the Bible 
book studied for the year. Stepping, 
as it were, from the covers of a large 
book on the stage, each young woman 
gave material concerning the life and 
background of different phases of 
Jeremiah's life, while the scroll read- 
er read the message of the particular 
phase. 

Mt. Jefferson is glad to say that the 
church this year will be represented 
at both of the young peoples' camps, 
that of the Senior Highs and that of 
the Pioneers, at the end of June. 



Bible School At 

Laurel Fork Now 



The Laurel Fork Bible School is now 
in full swing. The enrollment is about 
40 and expected to reach 50 before it 
is over. 

The teachers are James Hatch. Sher- 
rie McGrady, Phillis Upchurch, Con- 
nie Reed, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke. 

Refreshments are served each day 
by parents of the pupils. Volley ball 
is the favorite amusement besides 
games by the little children. 

One of the most interesting parts 
of the morning program is the mis- 
sionary story by Jim Hatch. 



Your Heritage 




THE WINSTON-SALEM PRESBYTERY held its Spring meeting at 
the Glendale Springs church, with the three churches of the Glendale field 
as hosts. 



You can make, you can break, cheriih 
or kill, 

Be a brute person, or a true person; 
it's just as you will. 



time. 

God gave you a soul that can grow or 
shrink, 

Make it white or black by the very 

thoughts you think; 
It can sink to the level of the dirtiest 

sod, 
Oi it can climb to the mountain and 

talk with God. 

— Author Unknown 



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Make it lead a nation, or draw a cart; 
You can fill it with gems, or stuff it 

with slime, 
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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Evangelistic 

Meetings Set 

Bethel — August 11-12, Rev. Bob 
Armistead, Evangelist. Homecoming is 
planned at the Bethel Church for 
August 11 at the beginning of the 
meeting. All the friends and former 
members are invited to attend with 
basket lunches to be served after 
church. 

Glendale Springs — August 25-30, 
Rev. Reuben J. Wallace- of the Fuller 
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Dur- 
ham, N. C. is the evangelist. Mr. Wal- 
lace is a well known radio speaker 
in Durham as well as pastor of his 
church. 

Laurel Fork — September 9-14, Rev. 
Jim Monroe, Evangelist. Mr. Monroe 
who has just recently resigned from 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, has 
just received the position of Church 
Extension Executive of Winston-Sal- 
em Presbytery. 



Glendale Pioneers 

Play In Tourney 



The pioneer boys of Glendale Springs 
played in the Ashe Tournament for 
Junior boys. The games were plaved 
on April 12 and 13 at the Ashe Cen- 
tral gymnasium. This was the first 
year for some of our boys in basket- 
ball but we did the best we could. 

David Sheets, Jimmy Bourne, and 
Mike Woodie received citations and 
medals for being outstanding players. 



Brief News Items 



Rev. DeWitt Helm paid the Lukes 
a visit on April 16. The Helms are 
now working in Kentucky. Mr. Helm 
served as the pastor of the West Jef- 
ferson, Obids and Big Ridge Presby- 
terian Churches. 

The Pioneers made a trip to Lan- 
sing to hear Mrs. Adams speak and 
show pictures on the Pioneer Camp. 
The camp this year will be held at 
Lrurel Ridge, Moravian Camp ground 
in Ashe county, on June 24 through 
29. Mrs. L. H. Bare of the Glendale 
Springs Church is planning to serve 
as counselor again this year. 

The Senior High Conference will 
be held at Glade Vallev on June 16-22. 
Mary Allen, Chris Bare, Stuart Mil- 
ler and Lawrence Bare are register- 
ing to attend camp from Glendale 
Springs. 



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Three Girls Are Missionary Nurse 

College Graduates From India Speaks 



The time of graduation is here and 
three of our fine young people of the 
Glendale Springs Church have aquit- 
ted themselves well as graduates from 
college. 

Gracie Caudill has just completed 
King College in Bristol, Billie Faye 
Combs the St. Andrews College at 
Laurinburg, N. C, and Ella Mae Mil- 
ler The Martha Berry College, Mt. 
Berry, Ga. 

We congratulate these girls and pray 
God will make them very successful 
in their chosen work. "In all thy ways 
acknowledge Him and He shall di- 
rect thy paths." 



Glendale Bible 

School Schedule 



Miss Esther Close, who has been a 
missionary nurse in India, gave a most 
interesting slide lecture on her work 
at the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church on April 25. She was brought 
up from Millers Creek, where she was 
visiting, by Mrs. Lester Huddler, who 
used to be a member of the Presby- 
terian Church when in this vicinity. 

Miss Close has been a faithful nurse 
in the interior of India for 25 years, 
and her wonderful insight of the life 
of India was a wonderful experience 
for our congregation. We pray God's 
richest blessings upon the wonderful- 
courageous work carried on by the 
missionary nurse. 

Refreshments were served after the 
lecture to Miss Close and friends at 
the Manse. 



Laurel Fork Bible School — June 
10-20. 

Glendale Springs School — ■ July 1- 
12. Miss Janet Robinson will speak to 
the young people at night for the last 
week of Bible School. 

Bethel School — July 15-25. 



Laurel Fork To 

Have Barbecue 



Hatch To Assist 

In Glendale Field 



Jim Hatch a rising senior at Colum- 
bia Bible College will work in the 
Glendale Field of churches this sum- 
mer. The work will be amoung the 
pioneers, young people, Sunday 
Schools, and Daily Vacation Bible 



The Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church will have a chicken barbecue 
supper on the evening of July 15. 

Johnse Woodie, the Glendale specia- 
list on barbecue, is planning to use 
the barbecue pit at Glendale Church 
to furnish the cooked chicken. 

Schools. Mr. Hatch is a good singer 
and will also help in revivals and 
some preaching services. 

The pioneers and young people gave 
a welcome reception to Jim on Sun- 
day night after the youth meeting, 
June 9. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 19S3 



General Assembly 

Elects McCorkle 



About 80 miles to the north of us, 
Bristol, Va. and Tenn. is located. Dr. 
William McCorkle, the pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, 
Tenn., was elected Moderator of the 
General Assembly at Huntington, W. 
Va. which met April 25-29. 

I was glad to see Bill receive this 
honor as he is one of the well round- 
ed, wholesome, consecrated men of 
the Presbyterian Church U. S. (South- 
ern Presbyterian Church). "Bill" as 
we called him at the Union Theologic- 
al Seminary was one of the best lik- 
ed men in the Seminary, reports Rev. 
J. W. Luke, who attended the Semin- 
ary during the time when Dr. Mc- 
Corkle was also a student there. The 
Moderator's position is in good hands 
as "Bill" serves in this position for 
the coming year. Let's pray tor our 
moderator as he fills this important 
position of our church. 



McQuilkins Visit 

Enroute To Kv. 



We were delighted to have Rev. and 
Mrs. Bob McQuilkin and six children 
visit us overnight on his way to 
Louisville. Ky. where he was schedul- 
ed to make talks on missions for the 
weekend. From Louisville, the Mc- 
Quilkin family will motor to San 
Francisco, California, where they will 
take a boat for Japan where Bob has 
served as a missionary for sometime. 

Many of the members of the Glen- 
dale Springs Field remember him as 
he worked in Bible Schools and 
preached for us for two summers. 



Tom Cox Unites 

At Laurel Fork 



The congregation of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church were glad to wel- 
come into their fellowship. Torn Cox 
of North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Mr. Cox made his profession in 
Christ at the morning service on June 
9 and was received by the session and 
baptised. 

Mrs. Myers Passes 

At N. Wilkesboro 



As "The Ashe Presbyterian" ma- 
terial goes to the press, we just re- 
ceived a notice of the death of Mrs. 
Uriah Myers of North Wilkesboro, N. 
C. Mrs. Myers is a dear sister to Mrs. 
Ola Long and Mrs. Tom Cox of the 
Laurel Fork Church. May God give 
grace and comfort to the loved ones 
who mourn her loss. 

Mrs. Myers, who was a wonderful 

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Here is a broken heart, 

Shot through with throbbing pain; 
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Here is a broken life, 

Ruined by shame and sin; 
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Bitter and undone; 
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A Cry From 
Heathendom 



The Upward Look 



John Wesley was walking one day 
with a man who expressed his doubt 
of God's goodness. "I don't know what 
I shall do with all my worries and 
troubles," he said. At that moment 
Wesley noticed a cow looking over a 
stone wall. "Do you know," asked 
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"Why didn't you tell us sooner?" 

The words came sad and low; 
"O ve who knew the gospel truths, 

Whv didn't you let us know? 
The Saviour died for those who sin, 

He died to save from woe; 
But we never heard the story 

Why didn't you let us know? 

"O souls, redeemed bv Jesus, 

Think what your Lord hath done. 
He came to earth and suffered, 

And died for man undone. 
He expected you to tell it, 

As on your way you go; 
But you kept the message from us! 

Why didn't you let us know? 

"Hear this pathetic cry of ours, 
O dweller in Christian lands! 

For heathendom stands before you. 
With pleading outstretched hands: 

You may not be able to come your- 
self, 
But some in your stead can go. 

Will you not send us teachers? 
Will you not let us know?" 

— G. P. Tiunbull 



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with your wall of trouble — look over 
it and above it." Faith enables us to 
look over and above every trouble to 
God. — Sel. 



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VOLUME XLVI 



JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1963 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 3 




Ebenezer, Peak 
Creek, Low Gap 
Churches Active 



THE YOUNG PEOPLE at Glendale have been active and are holding 
outdoor meeting above. 



Glendale Springs 

Youth Activities 



By Janet Bare 



June Was Month 
For Young People 
At Mount Jefferson 



The young people of the Glendale 
Springs Church have been meeting 
regularly at 6:30 p. m. This summer 
Jim Hatch worked in our church with 
us. All of us enjoyed having Jim with 
us for meetings and recreation. Jim 
will graduate this year at the Colum- 
bia Bible College of South Carolina. 
On August 16 we had a going away 
party for Jim who was presented an 
appreciation gift from the young 
people. After the party we had a mov- 
ing picture on Martin Luther which 
we enjoyed very much. 

Miss Janet Robinson taught the 
young people for five days with around 
(Continued on page 31 

Bible Schools Held 
In Lansing Field 



By Miss Kathryn Hunt 



In February Rev. John B. Stanley 
and the sessions of the Lansing, Fos- 
ter Memorial and Gillespie Churches 
invited Miss Kathryn Hunt former Di- 
rector of Christian Education in that 
field, to come and help in the sum- 
(Continuert on page 4) 



The month of June was a month for 
the young and young-in-heart at Mt. 
Jefferson. Our fine Daily Vacation 
Bible School ran for the two weeks 
beginning June 10 and was well at- 
tended. Then came Presbytery's Camps 
for the Pioneers and Senior Highs of 
the Presbyteiy, both of which camps 
had representatives from Mt. Jefferson. 
June 30, Eugene Scott and John Kilby 
Reeves took the step to the altar, with 
Winston Baldwin following within a 
week. 

The vacation months saw the Men- 
of-the-Church active, with increasing 
numbers coming to the meetings. The 
speakers for the three monthly meet- 
ings were the Reverend McKeithen of 
Elkin, Rev. Monroe (Executive -Secre- 
tary of the Presbytery), and Mrs. Ivan 
Miller (President-elect of the Winston- 
Salem Presbyterial). In July, on the 
retirement and moving to Florida of 
Mrs. Guy Denney, the church lost a 
faithful servant. Mrs. Denney had ably 
served as the church treasurer for 
some 15 years, and was presented a 
gold medal ion by a grateful congregat- 
ion. July also saw the annual church 
picnic, held this year at Nathan's Creek 
Park on July 28. 

In August the church welcomed to 
( Continued on page 3) 



By David Smiley — Supply 

The Ebenezer, Peak Creek and Low 
Gap Churches are still active, and the 
Lord is blessing. 

After church at Ebenezer one Sun- 
day in June, everyone remained for 
the fellowship dinner prepared by the 
women of the church. The food was 
delicious, the fellowship was refresh- 
ing, and both were enioyed by all. 

During the early part or t*ie sum- 
mer, new stone steps were built by the 
men of the church at Peak Creek. 
They also cleared away the brush be- 
hind the church. Plans for painting 
are in the making at Low Gap as well 
as Ebenezer. It is hoped that the base- 
ment floor at Ebenezer will be poured 
before winter. The space is badly need- 
ed for Sunday School classes. 

The annual decoration was held on 
August 11 at Ebenezer. Many were in 
attendance and the church was full 
for the worship service. 

On August 25 the annual decoration 
was held at Peak Creek. Many also at- 
tended this service and the main part 
of the sanctuary was full. 

The attendance at Sunday School 
has averaged near 40 this summer 
with church attendance slightly high- 
er. 

Something new has been added in 
these three churches. There is now, in 
{Continued on page 8) 

Glade Valley Opens 
With Over Hundred 
Students Enrolled 



The Glade Valley school had an au- 
spicious opening on August 29, when 
the students were registered. Of the 
one hundred and thirteen who had 
been accepted four or five did not ap- 
pear but others on the waiting list are 
one by one coming in. The students 
are from several states — Illinois and 
Maryland being the further ones. This 
year the opening exercises were for 
the first time held in the Snow-Arm- 
entrout Auditorium. 

Three new class rooms and a large 
recreation area have been provided on 
the ground floor of the Auditorium. 
Within a short time two permanent 
tennis courts will be ready for the 
sport. 

Mrs. Deraline Ferguson is a new 
matron and school nurse. Mrs. Bessie 
Compton is a new matron. The Bible 
department has a new head in the per- 
son of Miss Amy Robinson, former 
president of the Oklahoma Presbyter- 
ian College. 

Glade Valley is a Christian accredit- 
ed school under the control of Trustees 
elected bv Orange and Winston-Salem 
Presbyteries. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 

Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. T. I, Smith 
Assistant to Editor 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



ARE YOU HELPING TO 
BUILD THE KINGDOM? 



By Jim Hatch, Senior in Columbia 

Bible College, and Summer Helper 

in The Glendale Springs Field 



Jerusalem was desolate. It had been 
close to 70 years now since Nebuchad- 
nezzer had swept through capturing 
and destroying. The city was in ruins. 
The temple of God had been demolish- 
ed. Only a few of the poorest folk had 
been left. The majority had been tak- 
en captive to Babylon. 

One of these captives, Nehemiah, 
gained the honored position of being 
cupbearer to the king of Babylon. One 
day Nehemiah heard about the terrible 
condition of his beloved city Jerusal- 
em. Saddened by the news, Nehemiah 
expressed his desire to the kin? to re- 
turn and rebuild the walls of the city. 
The king agreed, and even sent let- 
ters of introduction and a detachment 
of soldiers to return to Jeru alem 
with Nehemiah. 

When they arrived at Jerusalem, 
Nehemiah surveyed the work that 
needed to be done. It would not be 
easy. All around was rubble and ruin. 
There was going to be opposition from 
those who did not want the wall to 
be rebuilt. There would be attacks 
from enemies to keep the wall down. 
There would be discouragements of all 
kinds. But the work was begun. 

In chapter 3 of Nehemiah we read 
of those that helped with the rebuild- 
ing. There were some that worked on 
the gates. Others rebuilt the towers; 
others labored on the walls. And then 
we come to the sad phrase in verse 
5, "but the nobles put not their necks 
to the work of their Lord." 

What a sad. and too often true pic- 
ture of the church todav. There is in- 
deed much to be done. The "walls" lay 
in ruin. All around the "rubble" of 
human lives without Christ remind us 
that our work is not completed, to say 
the least. Sunday schools need super- 
intendents; classes need teachers. The 
young people in our communities often 
go with little spiritual food. There are 
needy people in every community. The 
sick wait to be visited. Those in the 



The Cost Of Liquor 



How often do you hear the argu- 
ment of those who want to sell alcho- 
lic drinks that it brings in a lot of tax 
money for the town, the state or the 
Federal Government. This is a false 
statement hatched up by those who 
want to drink it and those who want 
to sell it. 

Recently I attended a federal court 
in interest of two bovs who broke in a 
post office. I asked these boys whv 
did thev do such a crime. They answ- 
ered "If we hadn't been drunk we 
would not have done it." My next 
ouestion was, "Where did vou get vour 
liouor 9 " It was bottle and bond from 
a liquor store. I thought of the real 
co^t of that liouor. The bovs probably 
paid 25c tax for the liquor thev drank. 
Ti cost the bovs the loss of character, 
it cost the government perhaps $10,- 
000 to keep two boys in a corrective 
institution for four yoa*-s an'ece How 
does 25c balance up with $10,000 or a 
lo c t character? 

A few months a>»o. I held the fun- 
eral for a whole family A man, his 
wife his child all killed in a car 
wreck because he was drinking. I did 
not coun+ the rithpr- ma" who was kill- 
ed — a father of a family. 

Two weeks a CT o a familv f r om one 
of our communities was hit bv a 
drunt-en driver — the father was kill- 
ed, the mother lost an arm. an ear. 
an eve and I understand will never 
reoo<mi7e anvone again. Their little 
girl was terribly burned. 

How manv costly sights I have seen! 
While the bill boards advertising lio- 
uor picture hapov people drinking, I 
recall the manv horrible sights I have 
seen: a little child cries Daddv! as her 
father staggers uo the road with bleed- 
inc face. A poor human being lying in a 
mud puddle while his familv of child- 
ren starve. Young men who might 
have been fine men. but liouor has en- 
slaved them for life at an early age. 
Who can count the cost of liouor when 

jails often are forgotten. Yes, there are 
"walls" to be rebuilt. 

Some are working. Some are at the 
pates, some at the towers. But the vast 
majority of church members are as 
some in Nehemiah's day. Thev "put 
not their necks to the work of their 
Lord." There is too much to do to sit 
back as spectators. God's work is never 
easy. There will alwavs be opposition 
It will always be hard to spend 
enough time studying for a Sundav 
School lesson to teach it properly. It 
will alwavs be hard to speak a word 
for Christ to someone who is not a 
Christian. It will alwavs be hard to 
take time to visit the sick and needy. 
The difficulties must not make us 
leave God's work. Too often we are 
content to sit back and watch others 
do all the work — But our pastors are 
not enough: the work of God cannot 
be done without more help. 

God's plan is that every Christian 
take an active part in the work of the 
church, which is the work of the Lord. 
It is our solemn responsibility before 
God to find our place in "building the 
walls." God grant that we micht not 
be as those in Nehemiah's day. who 
refused to help with the work of God. 
Mav He find us with our "necks to 
the work of our Lord." 



Iii Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



COSBY BARE 

Cosby Bare of the Low Gap com- 
munity passed away on Aug. 21, 1963 
and was born Sept. 15 1915. 

Cosby was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry Bare of that section. While 
younger, Cosbv Bare united with the 
Low Gap Presbyterian Church and was 
active while the church was develop- 
ing Before he passed away he witness- 
ed to those around him that he was 
ready to go and to meet his Lord. 

Mr. Bare leaves a widow and family 
and many others who mourn his pass- 
in?. We are glad he had the great hope 
of Heaven. May God bless and com- 
fort those who shall miss their loved 
one. 

The funeral service was held at the 
Roans Creek Baptist Church on Fri- 
day, August 23. and burial was in the 
Roans Creek cemetery. 

MRS. ED T. BARE 

Mrs. Ed T. Pare, known to all as 
Mrs. Charity Bare was born 1883 and 
passed away Aug. 25 1963. Mrs. Bare 
lived to the ripe old age of over 80 
years. 

The married life of Mrs. Bare was 
spent in the Low Gap community and 
she was an attendant at the Low Gap 
Church. Mrs. Bare had twelve child- 
ren, many of whom attended Sunday 
School and belonged to the Low Gap 
Church. 

In Mrs. Bare's early life she pro- 
fessed Christ. Mr. Ed Bare was de- 
ceased in 1947. To mourn her loss there 
are 10 children, 38 grandchildren, and 
37 great grandchildren. One sister, and 
many friends mourn the loss of Mrs. 
Charity Bare. 

Funeral services were held in the 
Roans Creek Baptist Church and buri- 
al in the nearby cemetery. May God 
comfort the friends and relatives is 
our prayer. 

THE SAME GOD 

I have noticed that many men who 
call themselves atheists do not carry 
their atheism into their speech. They 
freely take the name of the Lord in 
vain, and seem quite unaware that 
such profanity is really a left-handed 
confession of faith. When I meet such 
a man, who loads his language with 
all sorts of oaths, and yet declares his 
unbelief, I want to say to him, "What! 
shall we have a God to swear bv and 
not one to pray to?" — S. S. Paper 

DO WE PRACTICE WHAT WE SING? 

"I love to tell the story" 

— but only in church. 
"Take my life and let it be" 

— yes, Lord, let it be. 

"Sweet hour of prayer" is wonderful 

but I'm really too busy. 
"Have Thine own way, Lord" 

— with Mr. Jones and Mrs. Smith. 
"If Jesus goes with me" 

— it may be embarrasing for us 

both. 

Author Unknown 
(From "The Church Militant") 



you think of the souls that have gone 
down to destruction? Has America 
closed her eyes and lost her consci- 
ence? 



SEPTEMBER. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Miss McLeod And 

Mr. Miller Marry 



As the material of the Ashe Pres- 
byterian goes to press we have the 
announcement of the marriage of one 
of our young people of Glendale 
Springs. 

Louis Allen Miller was united in 
marriage to Miss Janet Margaret Mc- 
Leod on Sept. 8 in the West Jeffer- 
son Baptist Church. 

The reception was at 5 p. m. at the 
Memorial Building at Glendale Springs. 
We wish these young people God's 
blessing and happiness. 

HD Clubs Entertain 
At Memorial Rlclg. 



The Ashe Home Demonstration 
Clubs of Ashe County entertained the 
Kiwanis Club of Elkin, N. C. at the 
Memorial Building. There were many 
people from Elkin present, as well as 
women and families of the Ashe Clubs. 

A wonderful picnic supper was serv- 
ed with string music during the sup- 
per. Words of welcome and inspiration 
were given at the supper. Mrs. Jane 
Davidson, the efficient leader of the 
clubs of Ashe county is to be congrat- 
ulated upon the success of the supper. 
The entertainment was held on the 
evening of July 10, and about 300 per- 
sons were present. 

GLENDALE SPRTNGS 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES 



(Continued from page 1) 
50 present each night. This was one of 
the most inspiring meetings we had. 

September 1, the young people elect- 
ed new officers as follows: President, 
Jimmy Bournie: Vice President Mary 
Carolyn Allen; Secretary. Janet Bare; 
Assistant Secretary, Kay Severt. These 
will serve for the rest of 1963 and '64. 



JUNE WAS MONTH 

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 



(Continued from page 1) 
its pulpit, during the vacat : on Sundays 
of the minister. Dr. R. H. Stone (Presi- 
dent of Glade Valley School), and 
Howard Stanley of Jefferson. In Aug- 
ust, one of our oldest members, Mrs. 
Cicero Blevins, 85, was called to her 
place in the Church Invisible and 
Triumphant. 

"Now, just as the gates were opened 
to let in the newcomer, I looked in; 
and behold, the City shone like the 
sun; the streets were paved with gold; 
and in them walked a host with crowns 
on their heads, palms in their hands, 
and golden harps to sing praises with- 
al", it does one good to re-read the 
'Pilgrim's Progress" of John Bunyan. 



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OVER ONE HUNDRED children and teachers attended the Daily Va- 
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Second Barbecue 

Held At Glendale 



The second chicken barbecue supper 
was served at the Glendale Springs 
Memorial Building on July 20. Johnse 



Woodie was the usual chief cook at 
the pit. Many of the women helped as 
well as men in preparing and serv- 
ing the supper. 

The supper was held as a benefit 
for the completion of the Memorial 
Building. Many friends from Ashe 
County attended, and it was a very 
successful supper. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1963 



Revival Planned 

At Laurel Fork 



A revival is planned at Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian for Sept. 22 through the 
27. Rev. James Monroe has been in- 
vited to participate in this meeting. 

The Laurel Fork Church welcome:; 
Mr. Monroe to their community, and 
look forward to having him with them 
in this meeting. Mr. Monroe is a 
splendid preacher and has held "ij.e 
fine meetings in the Glendale Field 

Pray for the meeting is our request 
to all our friends. 

BIBLE SCHOOLS HELD 

IN LANSING FIELD 



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(Continued from page 1) 
mer Vacation Bible Schools. She came 
on July 14. after helping in four 
schools in Stokes county. 

After a week of planning and pre- 
paration, the Lansing school began 
with morning and night sessions and 
an excellent faculty including Mrs. 
John Powers, Nancy Campbell, Joanne 
Gentry. Betsy Jones, Mrs. Tom Pow- 
ers, Judy Powers, Kathy Osborne, and 
Miss Hunt. The night sesions were 
planned for young people and most 
ably taught by Miss Janet Robinson, 
Bible teacher from Charlotte, N. C. 
The total enrollment night and morn- 
ing was 92 with an average attendance 
of 60. One night a group of Glendale 
Springs young people visited Lansing 
and joined in the study of Philippians. 
Some straight thinking and deep 
searching of hearts took place these 
four wonderful nights. 

The next week the Church bus went 
up Little Horse Creek and 93 wonder- 
ful young people were enrolled in the 
Gillespie Bible School. Mr. Edgar Barr 
and Mr. Vance Miller transported the 
children and the teachers were: Becky 
Ham, Rita Parsons, Mrs. Helen Barr, 
Mrs. Lorraine Ham, Gail Powers, Lin- 
da Campbell, and Miss Hunt. The aver- 
age attendance for the school was 63. 

The next week Howard Little drove j 
the bus up and down Big Horse Creek 

and 67 fine children and young people !' 

were enrolled in the Foster Memorial j 
Church Bible School. There was a 

spendid faculty: talented Brenda Mil- ! 

ler at the piano, and Mrs. Rex Little, j 
Janet Powers, Mrs. Bina Davis, La- 

verne Weaver, Mrs. Irene Wiles, Mar- f 

gie Weaver, and Miss Hunt teaching. j 
The average attendance here was: 51. 

At the closing program, one of the " 

men of the church said, "This is the j 

best program that has ever been in k, 

the Foster Memorial Church." *, 

The general theme in all of these j 
schools was: "Living With Jesus", us- 
ing the Gospel Light literature except ! 
tor the Pioneer group, which used the j 
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the Bible. A strong emphasis was giv- f 
en to Bible Memory work. Nearly 300 j 
children and young people were taught 




THE LAUREL FORK BIBLE SCHOOL was held in July with an en- 
rollment of 60 children and teachers. 

in these three schools. We pray that has sent us help in the persons of Dr 

the Holy Spirit will use this effort to i : I f Stone who nrenrhes in the thref 
build strong Christian character to 
meet the problems and tasks that face 
these young people in the days ahead. 
In the absence of a pastor, the Lord 



R. H. Stone, who preaches in the three 
churches whenever he can and Dr. Ro- 
bert Stamper, who has helped us this 
summer. We are indeed grateful for 
their help. 



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SEPTEMBER 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



One Thing Is Needful 



In Luke the 10th chapter, we read of 
Jesus visiting the home of his friends, 
Mary. Martha and Lazarus in Bethany, 
a little town not far from Jerusalem. 

It must have been ou'te an inspir- 
ing experience to sit in the home and 
hear Jesus talk about the wonderful 
things of God and explain the meanin 5 
of life in his simple and wise parables. 
Martha perhaps broke away from this 
conversation and went into the kitchen. 
Being a very practical woman, she 
started a bountiful meal for her visitor. 
This meal must not be just a snack for 
a friend they loved and honored had 
come. Martha was fuming around try- 
ing to prepare a quick but tasty meal, 
for it was evident that Jesus would be 
there for dinner. In her hurry Martha 
was getting nowhere in the prepara- 
tion. In her desperation she thinks of 
Mary quietly sitting listening to Jesus 
talk. She says to herself, "Mary ought 
to be out here helping me. ' After 
wiping her hands on her apron, she 
hastens into the presence of the guest 
quite ruffled and she was rather im- 
polite when she blurted out, "Lord, 
dost thou not care that my sister hath 
left me to serve alone'.' Bid her there- 
fore that she help me." Jesus answered 
and said unto her "Martha, Martha, 
thou are careful and troubled about 
many things: but one thing is needful." 

The world today is like Martha. It 
is so busy about everything else but 
the one thing of which Jesus spoke. 
Nations cannot be at peace, integration 
of races from different social order 
are having a great battle for their 
rights. 

Prayer and recognition of the Prince 
of Peace is rulled out where men are 
trying to make peace agreements. The 
Supreme Court at the protest of an 
atheist rules out the Bible and prayer 
in the schools, the one thing that is 
needed to bring about peace in the 
time of integration. 

The constitution was rocked and 
nurtured in its birth by people of pray- 
er and firm convictions in belief in 
God, now people are clamoring that 
the nation deny their dependence upon 
God. 

The Pilgrim Fathers in writing their 
first constitution, wrote this statement 
"Be it known to all the world, this 
nation shall be a Christian nation." 

Benjamin Franklin spoke these 
words before the Constitutional Con- 
vention as they were framing the con- 
stitution of the United States "Except 
the Lord build the house, they labor 
in vain that built it." -I firmly be- 
lieve this, and I also believe that with- 



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JIM HATCH assi ted in the- Glen- 
dale Springs field this summer. 

out His concurring aid we shall pro- 
ceed in this political buildin no bet- 
ter than the building of Babel." 

If some of the eontondinj nations 
and people could only catch the spirit 
of Christ that Paul expressed in writ- 
ing to the Corinthians a.; he said — 
"Love suffereth long, and is kind; love 
envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, 
is not puffed up, Doth not behave it- 
self unseemly, seeketh not her own, 
is not easily provoked, thinketh no 
evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but re- 
joiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, 
believeth all things, hopeth all things, 
endureth all things — the greatest of 
these is love." 

The world needs the rebuke of the 
Master today — "One thing is need- 
ful." 



Jim Hatch, who is a Senior at Co- 
lumbia Bible College this coming year, 
was a very well liked and useful help- 
er in the Glendale Springs Field this 
summer. Jim made himself useful in 
Sunday Schools, preaching, Bible 
Schools and recreation in the Glen- 
dale Springs Field of Churches. 

Everyone enjoyed Jim's cheerful 
disposition and especially his work 
with the young people. We hope Jim 
can be with us again — He would 
certainly find a real welcome. 

We wish Jim a very successful year 
at Columbia College, and pray God's 
blessing will be with him. 

Memorial Building 
Will Get Furnace 



Since our last issue of the Ashe 
Presbyterian, funds have been given 
to install the furnace in the Memorial 
Building. 

We thank those who were so gen- 
erous as to consider our need. The 
furnace was the great necessity for us 
and the cold winters make it impos- 
sible to use the bu'lding in extreme 
weather. The heat will also protect the 
water pipes and pump that furnishes 
water for our use. 

Other improvements that should be 
completed are three basement doors 
which will keep the heat from wasting, 
and casing for windows, as well as in- 
sulation around the eaves of the gym- 
nasium. 

To you who have helped us with 
your gifts, let us say again, our heart- 
felt thanks for your thought and aid 
to us. 



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SEPTEMBER. 1963 



Homecoming And 
Revival Are Held 
At Bethel Church 



The first homecoming that has been 
planned took place at Bethel Presby- 
terian Church on Sunday, August 18. 
A large crowd attended, many coming 
from a distance. After the morning 
service in which Rev. J. W. Luke, the 
pastor, preached on the subject, "Re- 
vival", the ladies spread a beautiful 
picnic lunch on tables on the lawn. 

An offering was received for the 
purpose of putting a new roof on the 
Bethel Church. The roof has been 
leaking badly. 

Not only was Sunday, August 18, the 
time of homecoming but it was the 
beginning of the summer revival. 

Rev. Bob Armstead, who was invit- 
ed to preach in this series of services, 
gave us a very spiritual, and inspiring 
time. 

Mr. Armstead recently graduated at 
Columbia Seminary, and is now in a 
permnent pastorate at Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
Bob served two years in Peru, in South 
America as teacher of Missionaries' 
children, also did much work in mis- 
sion stations among the Indians of the 
jungle. Mr. Armstead has a pilot's lic- 
ense and did much flying over the 
jungles among the mission stations of 
that area. 

Bob gave many talks about the life 
of the Peruvian Indians, which was 
very interesting to the people of Beth- 
el Church. 

The meeting was a very successful 
one, and many reconsecrated their 
lives to Christ during the meeting. 

We pray that Bob and his family 
will have a very fruitful pastorate in 
Tuscaloosa. The family awaits in this 
pastorate as they hope for missionary 
assignment in the South American 
Mission Field. 

Bible Schools In 

The Glen dale Field 

LAUREL FORK SCHOOL, JULY 10-19 

The teachers in this school were 
Jim Hatch, Sherry McGrady, Phillis 
Upchurch, Mrs. J. W. Luke, Connie 
Reed, and J. W. Luke. 

Beginners, 11; Primary, 20; Junior, 
24; Teachers, 5; Total, 60. Offering by 
children, $10.54. 

GLENDALE SCHOOL, JULY 1-10 

The teachers in this school were 
Jim Hatch, Mrs. Wade Rose, Joan Har- 
less, Mrs. Hope Crepps, Mrs. Herbert 
Bare, Lynda Stroud, Freda Roten, El- 
la Mae Miller, Billie Faye Combs, Rev. 
and Mrs. J. W. Luke, and Miss Evelyn 
Acheson. 

Beginners, 16; 1st Primary, 23; 2nd 
Primary, 18; Junior, 19; Intermediate, 
13; Young People, 29; Teachers, 10; 



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The following from the Glendale 
Church attended the Laurel Ridge 
Pioneer Camp this summer: Mary Car- 
olyn Allen, Chris and Laurie Bare. 
Mrs. Herbert Bare served again as 
counselor. 

The camp was built by the Morav- 
ian Church in Ashe county and is 
rented to the Presbyterian Church for 
one week. 

Total, 128. Offering by children, $17.23. 
BETHEL SCHOOL, JULY 15 24 

The teachers in this school were Jim 
Hatch, Billie Faye Combs, Ella Mae 
Miller, Alice Vannoy, Rev. J. W. Luke. 

Beginners, 10; Primary, 9; Junior, 
23; Teachers, 5; Total 47. Offering by 
children, $13.37. 

The above Bible Schools were a jov 
to all totalling 235. The splendid spirit 
of the teachers was a fine Christian 
Spirit. The chief recreation was vol- 
ley ball, soft ball, and ring games by 
the little ones. Jim Hatch led choruses 
and gave the devotional each morning 
with a wonderful missionary story 
with flannel graph. Thanks go out to 
all the teachers for the splendid work 
they did this summer. Thanks go to 
the parents who served cold drinks 
and cookies at each Bible School. 

At the close of each Bible School a 
big watermelon feast was held. We are 
all looking forward to the Bible 
Schools next summer. 



The Church Extension Committee of 
the Winston-Salem Presbytery has 
recently secured Rev. James Monroe 
as the Executive Secretary of the Pres- 
bytery. 

Mr. Monroe was the pastor of the 
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of 
Winston-Salem, N. C. and is a man 
well liked by the ministers of the Pres- 
bytery. At the resignation of Rev. J. 
R. Smith from this position to go to 
Atlanta in the suburban work of the 
assembly, there has been no one in his 
place until Mr. Monroe was appoint- 
ed. 

Hart Children 

Are Baptized 

At the morning service on Aug. 11 
of the Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Hart 
presented their three children for bap- 
tism. The children were Cynthia Gail 
Hart, Janet June Hart, and Dian Hart, 
all baptized as children of the coven- 
ant under God. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Tucker - Pruitt 

Vows Exchanged 



Laurel Fork Church was the scene 
of a gay occasion on Aug. 4 at 5 p. 
m. Miss Bobby Pruitt was united in 
marriage to Rex Tucker. Bobby was 
raised in the Laurel Fork community 
and used to be one of our Sunday 
School and Bible School girls. She has 
for some time been working in Wins- 
ton-Salem, N. C. Rex Tucker is from 
Pilot Mountain, N. C. 

Candles and flowers made a beauti- 
ful background for the ceremony. The 
ceremony was performed by the pas- 
tor, Rev. J. W. Luke. 

After the marriage in the church, a 
reception was held in the new Sun- 
day School Building adjoining the 
church. 

We wish and pray God's blessing 
upon these young people as they start 
a new home life together. 

Three Glendale 

Girls Teaching 



Three of the Glendale Presbyterian 
Church young people graduated from 
college and have taken positions as 
teachers. 

Billie Fave Combs, who graduated 
at St. Andrews College, has taken a 
position with the city schools of Fay- 
etteville, N. C. 

Graeie Caudill, graduating from 
King College, Bristol, has taken a posi- 
tion at the West End School of the 
West End Presbyterian Church at 
Hopewell, Va. 

Ella Mae Miller, who graduated at 
the Martha Berry College, Mt. Berry, 
Ga.. will teach in Marietta, Ga. 

We wish and pray for a great suc- 
cess in their new positions as teach- 
ers. 

ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER 
ALL TO HIM I FREELY GIVE 

Dr. Charles Finney in his "Lectures", 
gives an account of an old consumnt've 
who spent the last five vears of his 
life confined to his room, but used his 
time praying for revivals in the 
churche ; within the boundary of his 
acquaintance, frequently sending for 
the preachers and telling them: "I have 
been enabled bv the grace of God to 
pray the prevailing prayer for a re- 
vival in your church. Go, and you will 
have it" Invariably the revival came 
as he said. After he was dead his diary 
was examined, and found to give dif- 
ferent dates when he was enabled to 



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Bible School this summer. 



Miss Janet Robinson of Charlotte, N. 
C. taught the Young People for a week 
at Glendale Springs, July 7-12. Be- 
sides teaching at the evening meeting, 
she also gave devotional talks to the 
Daily Vacation Bible School in the 
morning for three days. The evening 
services were for the older pioneers 
and young people. 

Each night about 50 attended the 
meetings, which were very inspira- 
tional. Many young people reconsecrat- 
ed their lives to Christ, and approxi- 
mately 10 of the youth professed faith 
in Christ. 

Miss Robinson, who is a Bible public 
school teacher in Charlotte, presented 
the Bible lessons in a wonderful way. 
We hope she will come back next 
summer. 

Jim Hatch led the singing during 
the Bible Study. 



pray the prayer of faith for the reviv- 
al in various churches over the coun- 
try. His diary tells of protracted meet- 
ings with the revivals coming in every 
case as specified. 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1963 



Revival Closes At 

Glendale Springs 



The revival at Glendale Presbyter- 
ian Church has just closed. Rev. Reu- 
ben J. Wallace, pastor of the Fuller 
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Dur- 
ham, N. C. was the evangelist. Mr. 
Wallace is the devotional speaker over 
WTIK radio station of Durham, N. C. 
on the program, "The Hour of Recon- 
ciliation." 

As the result of the meeting many 
Christians committed their lives in 
reconsecration, and others have re- 
quested church membership which will 
be completed at an early date. 

Although very dense foggy weather 
made traveling very dangerous for a 
few nights, the meeting was a great 
blessing to the people at Glendale 
Springs Church. Mr. Wallace deliver- 
ed wonderful sermons which have en- 
riched our lives. 

Miss Aclieson Goes 
Back To Hopewell 

Miss Evelyn Acheson who spent her 
summer at Glendale Springs, has re- 
turned to Hopewell, Va. where she 
teaches in the West End Presbyter- 
ian School. 

Miss Acheson attended summer 
school at Boone for part of the sum- 
mer and aided in Bible Schools and 
Sunday Schools of the Glendale Field. 
We wish her a very successful year 
at teaching. 

EBENEZER, PEAK 

CREEK, LOW GAP 



(Continued from page 1) 
addition to Sunday School and morn- 
ing worship service, a Sunday night 
evangelistic service in the same church 
where the morning services are held. 
On Thursday night a one hour Bible 
study and prayer meeting is held in 
the church where the following Sun- 
day's services will be held. The hour 
is divided equally between Bible study 
and prayer. Both Sunday and Thurs- 
day night services begin at 7:30 p. m. 
All those who live in the area of any 
of these churches are urged to be 
present at all of these services. Come 
seeking a blessing and bring your 
Bible. 

It is one thing to take God and 
heaven for your portion, as believers 
do, and another thing to be desirous of 
it as a reserve, when you can keep the 
world no longer. It is one thing to 
submit to heaven, as a lesser evil than 
hell; and another thing to desire it as 
a greater good than earth. It is one 
thing to lay up treasures and hopes in 
heaven, and seek it first; and another 
thing to be contented with it in our 
necessity, and to seek the world be- 
fore it, and give God what the flesh 
can spare. Thus different the religion 
of serious Christians and of carnal, 
worldly hypocrites. — Baxter. 







THE MEMORIAL SERVICE at Ebenezer was attended by many. David 
Smiley and Elder Don Bare are in the foreground. 



Rally Day Planned 
For September 29 



Rally Day comes at the end of the 
Christian Education week of Sept. 23- 
29. A special program emphasizing the 
love God has for his people and the 
convenant he made with them is feat- 
ured in a well planned pageant entit- 
led, "From the Depths of God's Love." 



The special offering will be receiv- 
ed for the Department of Christian 
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VOLUME XLVI 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC, 1963 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 



News From Peak 
Creek, Ebenezer, 
Low Gap Churches 

By David Smiley (Supply) 

The Lord has been blessing richly at 
Ebenezer, Low Gap and Peak Creek. 

On October 6 Rev. Jim Monroe, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the Winston-Sal- 
em Presbytery, conducted a meaning- 
ful service at Peak Creek. He examin- 
ed and received eight young people 
into the membership of the Low Gap 
Church on profession of their faith in 
Jesus Christ. He also baptized them 
all as the sacrament had not previously 
been administered to them. During the 
worship Mr. Monroe preached on the 
subject of Communion and then ad- 
ministered this precious sacrament. 

Much work has been accomplished 
at Ebenezer and Peak Creek. Tom 
Bare is the one responsible Cor the 
pouring of the basement floor at Eb- 
enezer. Our thanks go to him, his two 
sons and the other men who gave of 
their time, energy and money to see 
this needed work accomplished. The 
fence around the back of the church 
has also been moved out to the prop- 
erty line. Mr. Winston Atwood drove 
over to Gillespie Church and picked 
up the pulpit chairs which that church 
has so graciously donated to Ebenezer. 
They certainly enhance the church. 

At Peak Creek several of the pine 
trees have been cut and sold. We are 
grateful to Hiram Bare, Vaughn Bow- 
lin and Fred Sheets for this work. It 
is hoped that a pretty lawn can be- 
come a reality now. Steps leading up 
the hill are also planned. Our thanks 
go also to Mr. and Mrs. James Tuck- 
er who have given their Warm Morn- 
ing heater to Peak Creek. This will 
(Continued on page 4) 

Furnace Installed 
At Memorial Blclg. 



The Ashe Presbyterian has been 
talking about a furnace in the Mem- 
orial Building at Glendale Springs 
Church, and now we actually have a 
furnace installed. Dr. R. H. Stone was 
the one who raised the required funds 
to do this work, and our gratitude goes 
to him. 

Now we can use the building for 
more purposes in the winter months. 
The boys who practice basketball dur- 
ing the week can be much more com- 
fortable. The water system is also pro- 
tected, when the thermometer goes 
down to zero. We are very thankful 
for the gifts that made the heat pos- 
sible. May God bless the givers. 




Christmas Programs 
Set At Churches 



The following dates for Christmas 
programs have been set as follows: 
Glendale Springs Sunday, Dec. 22 at 
7 p. m., Laurel Fork, Monday, Dec. 23, 
at 7 p. m., Bethel, Tuesday. Dec. 24 
at 6:30 p. m. 

The children and young people of 
each church are now practicing each 
week on their pageants. 

Other churches are planning special 
Christmas programs and the public is 
invited to attend all of them. 



WISHES, 
PRAYERS & PURPOSES 

We mourn the loss of Presi- 
dent J. F. Kennedy and pray 
for comfort for his family. 

We pray for God's guidance 
for our nation and for Presi- 
dent Lyndon B. Johnson. 

We pray the following grace 
for each one for the year 19G4. 

1. Grace to win a soul for 
Christ for the new year. 

2. To give proportionally as 
God has prospered yon. 

3. To fight hate and grudges 
by love and forgiveness. 

WE WISH AND PRAY TO 
ALL THE CHRIST CHILD'S 
PEACE, GOODWILL, COUR- 
AGE, AND CHEER. 



Many Activities 
Underway At Glade 
Valley School Now 



Like the snow that fell after Thanks- 
giving things have been happening fast 
and furiously at Glade Valley during 
this term. A student body of more than 
one hundred have been at work — 
with books, on the campus and on the 
farm. Two new permanent tennis 
courts have been built with proper 
side and back stop fencing. Mail boxes 
for individual students were given. A 
new lathe for metal working has been 
donated and a new course in metal 
crafts will be given. 

Religious Emphasis Week saw more 
than fifty students rededicate their 
lives to Christ and fourteen made ini- 
tial professions of faith — nine of 
whom signified their desire to unite 
with the local Presbyterian Church. A 
memorial service was held for late 
President Kennedy. The choir is in 
readiness for programs in churches and 
other gatherings. The basketball teams 
are winning and losing. 

More than 200 volumes have been 
placed on the shelves in the library — 
and more are yet to come. An Addres- 
sograph, Graphotype, thousands of ad- 
dresses and frames for mailing "The 
Glade Valley Echoes" have been given 
by Orange Presbytery. A picnic area 
has been developed and a new alumi- 
num cased bulletin board is in the hall 
in Reynolds Building. 

The ground floor of the auditorium 
has been completed, making three new 
class rooms, storage space, and a large 
area for recreation. A cinemascope 
screen and lens have been given and 
the premiere showing on Thanksgiving 
night was 'A Man Called Peter". The 
Seniors have received their class rings. 
Permanent seats have been affixed to 
the auditorium floor. 

Miss Amy Robinson, a gift of God 
to us, is head of the Bible Department 
and is greatly beloved. 

There are 16 Seniors, 26 Juniors, 
33 Sophomores, and 27 Freshmen. From 
Presbyterian families there are 42 stu- 
(Continued on page 4) 

Much Activity 

At Mt. Jefferson 



By Rev. Thomas I. Smith 



With our American Indians, the fall 
of the year was the favorite season, 
and their thought of heaven was a con- 
tinuing autumn-time. "O God of my 
fathers", runs an old Indian's prayer, 
"when I reach the Happy Hunting, let 
it be ever the leaf-falling moon, for 
(Continued on page 4) 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 
R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 



THE SPIRIT 
THAT FITS CHRISTMAS 



The flag droops silently at half mast, 
the loud speaker on the square tritely 
broadcasts "Jingle Bells" and "Rudol- 
ph the Red Nose Reindeer," while 
shoppers go merrily about their busi- 
ness. Somehow the mood of the music 
does not fit the drooping flag, and the 
mood of the drooping flag does not 
fit the music this Christmas. 

As we observe the mood of the world 
today at Christmas time, let us think 
back and try to imagine the spirit of 
the people at the birth of Christ. 

The tyrant Caesar had made a de- 
cree that all the world should go to 
their home towns and be taxed. The 
sleepy little town of Bethlehem was 
alive with crowded, complaining trav- 
elers. The court yards were full of 
camels and donkeys, and guests were 
quarreling over the inadequate facili- 
ties of the small inns. Well armed 
soldiers stood guard over the bitter, 
subjugated people. Selfish shop keep- 
ers cry out their wares from their 
stalls, and sullen people greet kinfolks 
with begrudging remarks about the 
tyrants decrees and unjust taxes. 

Twilight began to settle upon the 
village, lights began to appear in the 
windows. From somewhere up the 
rough road, a sinewy, weather-beaten 
man, leading a dust covered donkey, 
came striding through the narrow 
street. A tired woman rode with great 
effort upon the back of the small, 
weary beast of burden which he led. 
After applying at several crowded inns 
for lodging, and being rejected by im- 
patient keepers who had no time for 
the poor, he finally was pitied by 
someone and given a place in a stable 
for cattle. That night amid the spirit 
of rebellion, bitterness, pride and self- 
ishness, a babe was born in the man- 
ger who changed the mood of the 
world. 

The spirit of the world at that time 
was not fitting for the little King, and 
they knew him not, nor did they care, 
but thanks be to God, there were those 
who did come in a proper manner to 
celebrate the birth of the humble, but 



great, little King. 

Not long after His birth an angel 
came to some humble shepherds and 
brought the spirit of Joy and good 
news to the world, when he said, "Fear 
not; for behold! I bring you good tid- 
ing of great joy, which shall be to all 
people." 

Appropriate music the like of which 
man has never heard before or after, 
was brought by a multitude of heaven- 
ly host — praising God, and caying, 
"Glory to God in the Highest, and on 
earth, peace, goodwill to man." The 
devoted shepherds then went with 
haste and found the babe in a lowly 
stable, so humble that they did not 
feel embarrassed to enter. They show- 
ed their humble spirit of worship as 
they knelt around the manager. Not 
long after His birth, the heavens pro- 
duced a lovely star which served as a 
guide for gentle wise men who came 
in a spirit of worship and giving, as 
they too came to find the Kingly babe. 

Perhaps too. we today can shun the 
discordant notes and moods of today, 
and catch the wonderful spirit of those 
who really knew what Christmas was 
all about. 

"O little town of Bethlehem. How 
still we see thee lie: .Above thy deep 
and dream-less sleep the silent stars 
go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth 
the everlasting light; the hopes and 
fears of all the years are met in thee 
tonight." 

NOT SEPARATION BUT 
UNION OF GOD AND NATION 



The adage which men use so freely 
today. "Separation of Church and 
State," was never meant bv our fore- 
fathers to mean, "Separation of God 
and State." The early settlers of our 
shores came from countries across the 
water where is was the custom of the 
governments to shackle the minds of 
men.. It was the law that all citizens 
must conform to the dominating state 
church of the rulers. This, many free 
loving people could not stand any 
longer and they sought the freedom of 
America. The history of our nation and 
the motives of our forefathers show us 
that it is not conceivable that they 
thought of creating a nation that would 
deny God. Rather, they were creating 
an atmosphere where the nation would 
glorify God and every man could wor- 
ship God in freedom. The Pilgrim 
Fathers clearly stated in their first 
attempt to write a declaration of their 
purpose. "Let the whole world take 
notice, this shall be a Christian Nation." 
The Declaration of Independence and 
the Constitution of the United States 
were born and cradled in the minds 
of men who sought God's divine guid- 
ance in prayer. It is not conceivable 
that our forefathers ever thought of 
creating a nation that would deny God. 

What more false interpretation can 
we put upon the phrase. "Separation 
of Church and State," than it means 
to say, separation of "God and State." 
Rather, I believe they would have us 
say. "Union of God and Nation," for 
"In God We Trust." 

"Blessed is the nation whose God is 
the Lord." Ps. 33:12. 

"For the nation and kingdom that 
will not serve Thee shall perish; yea, 
those nations shall be utterly wasted." 
Jer. 60:12. 




THANKSGIVING 1963 



"He thanked God and took courage" 
Acts 28:15. 

The above text from Acts were writ- 
ten about Paul, who faced so many 
dangerous and discouraging moments 
in his life for Jesus Christ his Master. 

When Paul had finally completed a 
dangerous journey, and was now in 
Italy, he was walking the journey to 
Rome. Paul had been in danger for 
many months. First he was seized by 
angry Jews in Jerusalem who plotted 
to kill him. After sometime in prison 
where he was guarded by Roman sold- 
iers, he was spirited away to Caesarea, 
and there appealed to Caesar. The voy- 
age on a sail boat was disastrous, and 
for days the ship ran before the 
storm. At last it was shipwrecked and 
Paul and all aboard drifted ashore on 
broken wood from the wrecked ship 
and in any way they could get through 
the terrific surf. Paul was a prisoner 
facing a trial by the greatest heathen 
ruler of his day. yet Paul thanked God 
and took courage. 

Was there ever a human being with 
the courage of Paul? What gave him 
this courage? What enabled him to 
face so many trials so cheerfully and 
courageously? Paul was a man who 
was close to his Master. On the ship, 
hopeless in the raging storm, Paul 
prayed to God, and came out among 
the men and said, "Be of good cheer." 
Just before the vessel was shipwreck- 
ed, "he took bread and gave thanks 
to God in presence of them all." 

At this Thanksgiving season of 1963, 
we can look back over the year and 
see the dangers and crises we have 
been through. Threats of war from 
enemies without, threats from enemies 
near our shore, trouble and struggle 
as races seek to adjust themselves to 
the new interpretations of the laws of 
our country. It has been a dangerous 
year, and now a foe within has struck 
a blow at our government by the as- 
sassination of our president. Can we 
like Paul, "Thank God and take cour- 
age." We can if we have a vital faith 
in God as Paul had, believing God is 
working out the destiny of our lives, 
and of our nation. Blessed is the man 
who knows his life is in the hands of 
His God who loves him. "Blessed is 
the nation whose God is the Lord." 
Let us thank God and pray for those 
in deep sorrow at the loss of their 
loved one. Let us thank God and pray 
for the destiny of our nation under 
the leadership of a new President. 
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and for- 
get not all his benefits." Ps. 103:2. • 



DECEMBER. 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



DID THE SHOCK SHAKE 
OUR HEARTS FOR GOD? 



If a terrible earthquake had shaken 
the United States of America, the trem- 
or would not have caused a greater 
shock in the hearts of the people, than 
when the words were flashed from 
Dallas, Texas, "The President of the 
United States, John F. Kennedy nas 
been shot." 

It seems it has always taken a shock 
to awake the people of the United 
States of America. A like shock came 
when Pearl Harbor was bombed by 
the Japanese, and America was jerked 
to her feet, and a gun was placed in 
her hand, and she knew she had to 
fight and no fooling about it. 

When the assassin's bullet struck 
down the President of the United 
States, it should also shake the com- 
placent spiritual people of our coun- 
try. That shot, as it was said before 
of another, was heard around the 
world, and its echo is still lingering in 
the hearts and minds of everyone. 

I. That shot which caused such con- 
sternation in America should remind 
the atheist that a man that has no God 
will do anything. The atheist who con- 
tends that we need no belief in God, 
no teachings of the blessed Christ, no 
commandments from God's Word, be 
taught the tender minds of our school 
children, should realize the terrible 
deed was committed by a man who had 
not allowed the teachings of God and 
Jesus to enter his life. Did it ever en- 
ter the heart and mind of Oswald that 
God said. "Thou shalt not kill?" Did 
he ever hear of "Thou shall love one 
another and be forgiving?" May the 
atheists of our land be awakened to 
the fact, that man needs God to teach 
him how to live and die. At the fun- 
eral of President Kennedv, I did not 
hear any atheist giving his ideas of 
death or any comfort to anyone. A 
funeral is no place for an atheist. "The 
fool has said in his heart, there is no 
God." 

II. The shot that took the Presi- 
dent's life should shock the members 
of the Supreme Court of the Uniied 
States. The serpent of God-lessness has 
struck back at the government of our 
country. The man who killed the 
President never had inculcated the 
teachings of the Bible, with its love 
and value of human life. In the found- 
ing of our nation, schools were estab- 
lished that children not only should 
be educated but that they might be 
instructed in Godliness. Our founders 
were unafraid to acknowledge the 
guidance of Almighty God in their de- 
liberations. Benjamin Franklin said, 
"Those who do not build upon God 
build in vain." He made a motion that 
the Constitutional Assembly be led in 
prayer each morning of their meeting. 
The freedom loving Patrick Henry, 
who stirred the colonies to action, 
wrote something like this in his will, 
"I bequeath to my people — faith in 
the blessed Lord Jesus Christ." 

What more can our Godly Forefath- 
ers say by word and action to us to- 
day? What more can they say to the 
Supreme Court today of their desire 
that the nation be a Godly and Christ- 
ian nation. The Pilgrim Fathers wrote 
this sentence in their first declaration, 
"Let it be known to all the world, 
This shall be a Christian nation." How 
can eminent judges follow the com- 
plaint of an atheist, when the preced- 



ence of our great founders called us 
to be a Godly and Christian Nation. 
I repeat the serpent of ungodliness has 
struck back. 

"How firm a foundation, ye saints 
of the Lord, is laid for your faith in 
His excellent Word! What more can He 
say than to you He hath said, to you 
who for refuge to Jesus hath .led? 

III. Again that tragic shot should 
awaken the educators of our land, to 
realize those who teach false philoso- 
phies contrary to the wise and simple 
teachings of Jesus, are sowing seeds 
of violence and perversion. 

If we have educators who persist in 
teaching the doctrines of Communism 
to the students of America, let them 
point to the demonstration of what 
a soul that is twisted with the teach- 
ings of Lenin (a vowed atheist)will 
act. Let the educators of our land show 
what false philosophies teach ■— an- 
archy, the overthrow cf decent gov- 
ernments, and bring about confusion. 
May the educators of America be 
shocked into the realization that only 
the teachings of Jesus Christ can stand 
over the centuries. That only the 
teachings of Jesus can bring peace, 
harmony, justice, and brotherhood 
among men. 

The kings of old, and the kings of 
the present, promote this motto: "By 
the hand of God we rule." Let us rev- 
erence this teaching and belief, but let 
us not forget our democracy is of the 
people, by the peoole, and for the 
people. If our people are not taught 
the teachings of Jesus Christ and God, 
then the government of the people, 
by the people, and for the people will 
not stand. Our democracv has no per- 
manence only in the teachings of Jesus. 

"Crowns and thrones may perish. 
Kingdoms rise and wane, but the 
Church of Jesus, Constant will remain." 

IV. The shock of the president's 
death should also teach politicians a 
lesson. 

Too often when elections are held 
and great stress is laid on different 
parties, the people of our nation be- 
come so stirred up by the fury of the 
campaign, divisions are formed, and 
even great hatred and enmity is cre- 
ated, which cannot be overcome. I 
have seen small communities and even 
churches become so excited over their 
candidates or parties, that divisions 
are not overcome for a long period of 
years — even when the candidates are 
shaking hands and buddying around 
together. 

This is not good for our nation, and 
often hot beds of anger and resent- 
ment remain which frown into bitter- 
ness. I wonder if politicians realize the 
divisions they may be creating in the 
minds, and hearts of people who are 
loyal to them. There are many un- 
trained people that do not know how 
to get over a political campaign and 
throw their loyalty to the one elected. 
In many a political campaign, seeds 
are sown which sometimes grow into 
thorns and thistles for the party that 
wins and for the country we seek to 
unite in effort. 

V. The assassin's bullets of two angry 
men should cause Christians as well 
as those who are not Christians to 
search their hearts. 

When Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack 
Rubenstein took the lives of their fel- 
low men. there was no evidence of a 
foreign plot, but a smouldering wrath 
that flamed forth into the act of murd- 



Glendale Welcomes 
More New Members 



The Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church welcomes the following new 
members: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bare, 
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar L. Elliott, Clav 
Miller, and Mrs. Fred Bare. May God 
bless their fellowship with this church, 
and we offer them the handshake of 
fellowship, and Christian love. 

er. I believe both of these men were 
both lone wolves in their acts. They 
had become slave to hatred and anger. 
Even those whom they had slain were 
innocent to the knowledge they had 
done any wrong to their enemies. 

I am sorry to say, we have people 
in our country that are preaching hate, 
and sowing seeds of anger. I am sorry 
to say we have people who call them- 
selves Christians who forget that they 
should be like Jesus, and say "I hate 
that man" or even little children who 
hear them talk learn to hate and be 
enemies of others. 

We have people who liate others be- 
cause they are of a different political 
party, or of a different creed, or church 
denomination, or of a different race, 
or of a different social group, or hat- 
red because people see things differ- 
ent from them. Paul said in Ephesians, 
"Let not the sun go down upon your 
wrath." 

In my work I am in touch with a 
great many children, and they reveal 
to me the talk that is going on about 
the death of the President of the 
United States. They tell me of others 
who made disparing remarks when the 
president was killed, they have told 
me of children who said, "Good for 
him", when they heard of the presi- 
dent's death. I realize these children 
do not realize what they are saying, 
yet some grown person has put these 
things in their hearts and these words 
in their lips. "Whosoever is angry 
with his brother" Jesus said is guilty 
of murder. My friends we older people 
should be very careful that we not sow 
seeds of murder in the hearts of a 
child. In Col. 3:21, Paul says, "Provoke 
not your children to anger." 

Let the shock of an assassin's bul- 
let, teach us to not sow seeds of mur- 
der among our children, let this deed 
also teach us there are enemies among 
us who are constantly trying to teach 
hate and division among our people. 
Let us not teach hatred nor let us 
listen to the seeds of hate by others. 
Let us counteract the teachings of hat- 
red by seeds of love and forgiviness. 
"Blessed are the peace makers: for 
they shall be called the children of 
God," Jesus said. 

In conclusion let me point to one 
who was not assassinated by a bullet, 
but upon a cross, and because of the 
hatred of men. One who loved and 
hated, one who was reviled not again. 
One who left no doubt of his love and 
forgiveness for all mankind, for even 
before the sunset of death settled over 
his brow, prayed, "Father, forgive 
them for they know not what they do." 

The shock of the President's assas- 
sination has shaken the world, but the 
sacrifice of the Son of God upon a 
Roman cross, has shaken the kingdoms 
of the world for centuries, and shall 
not be forgotten for eternity. 



PAGE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 1963 



HATE AND HOW TO CURE IT MANY 



Since President Kennedy passed 
away it was declared to be a deed of 
hate. Many of the great leaders who 
spoke over the television have hit the 
nail partly on the head when they con- 
demned the preachers, the teachers, 
and the publishers of hate, but not one 
mentioned the cure for hate. They said 
we must kill hate in the minds and 
hearts of our people. But how! Their 
cure for hate is negative. We must 
teach our people not to hate. Not one 
of them mentioned or did not grasp 
the real cure for hate. Those who say 
"let us kill hate", have only hit the 
snake on the tail and not on the head. 

There is one who lived two thous- 
and years ago who knew more about 
how to cure hate than any man today. 
He was Jesus Christ. He said the posi- 
tive way to cure hate is to love. 

If our leaders would face the fact 
that man is desperately wicked and 
can only be cured by the grace of God, 
they would know the real cure for 
hate. The real cure for hate is to ac- 
cept the Lord Jesus Christ, and let Him 
do his work of grace by casting out 
hate by putting love in the place of 
it. When man accepts Jesus Christ and 
really dedicates his heart and mind to 
him then the grace of God will give 
him love. "But the fruit of the Spirit 
is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gent- 
leness, goodness, faith." Gal. 5:22. 

If we would eradicate hate, we must 
match those preachers, those teachers, 
those publishers, with the message of 
Jesus Christ, and His power to cleanse 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, 

MANAGEMENT AND 

CIRCULATION 

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By John W. Luke, Editor 

Date of filing form with information 
October 24, 1963. Title of publication— 
"The Ashe Presbyterian". The office 
of Publication — The paper is printed 
by The Skyland Post Printers, and 
worked up for mailing at Glendale 
Springs, N. C. (Ashe County). General 
Business Office — Glendale Springs, 
N. C. Mailed at the Post Office in Jef- 
ferson, N. C. The "Ashe Presbyterian" 
was started and owned by the men of 
the Presbyterian Churches in Ashe 
County, and now represents the fol- 
lowing fields of churches in this coun- 
ty: Mt. Jefferson, Lansing, Ebenezer, 
and Glendale Springs Fields of Church- 
es. Total copies printed in one issue, 
2,200. For year, 8.800. The last oaper 
published before filling out form of 
information was Sept., 1963. This paper 
is a quarterly. There are 1,544 paid 
papers in circulation. We use no sales- 
men. Free distributions — We send 120 
sample copies and distribute by hand 
in the churches about 300. Total dis- 
tributed in every way — 1,964. 

The above is a true statement as far 
as we are able to give. 

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Peanut's Grocery 

Wishing All 

A Merry Christmas 

Phone 845-3745 Lansing, N. C. 



ACTIVITIES 

AT GLADE VALLEY 



(Continued from page 1) 
dents; 30 from Baptist; Methodists. 19; 
Moravian, 2; Lutheran, 2; Disciples, 1; 
Episcopal, 1; Catholic, 2; Nazarene. 1; 
Church of God, 1; Community, 1; Four 
Square, 1. Eighty-five students are 
from North Carolina, 12 from Virginia, 
2 from Maryland, from Kentucky 1, 
Illinois 1, Georgia 1, and South Caro- 
lina 1. 

The campus is much prettier because 
of extensive landscaping. The farm has 
been producing vegetables, beef and 
pork for the dining room. God has 
smiled upon Glade Valley in many 
ways and truly trustees, faculty, staff 
and students can sing "Praise God 
From Whom All Blessings Flow". 

These are just some of the accomp- 
lishments and improvements that have 
been made. 



and put love in the heart of men, wo- 
men and little children. I would rec- 
ommend to those who are so earnest 
in defeating hate, to dedicate them- 
selves to Jesus Christ and go out and 
winess by word, and deed the teach- 
ing of Jesus Christ. If a man is asham- 
ed of the Christian faith, he will nev- 
er do any good at casting out hate 
and bringing in real love. 

"If a man say, I love God, and 
hateth his brother, he is a liar. ' John 
4:20. 

"And this commandment have we 
from Him, that he who loveth God 
love his brother also." John 4:21. 

Again, how to produce that spirit 
of love, "the fruit of the Spirit of God 
is love." 



NEWS FROM PEAK 

CREEK, EBENEZER 

(Continued from page 1) 
provide more comfortable services. 

Low Gap has been blessed, too, both 
materially and spiritually. We have 
rejoiced to see eight fine boys and girls 
make their profession of faith in Christ 
and join the church. 

A Warm Morning heater has been 
purchased for Low Gap which now 
makes it possible for us to hold ser- 
vices there during the cold weather. 

Sunday School attendance has been 
averaging around 40 each week. All 
those living in the three communities 
served by these churches are urged 
to be present each Sunday. 

Other work is planned at all three 
churches for next spring. Ebenezer and 
Low Gap each need about twenty nice 
metal folding chairs for Sunday School 
classes in the basement. 

At this joyous season when we com- 
memmorate the birthday of our King, 
we extend to each of you the best 
wishes for a blessed Christmas and a 
New Year filled with the very best 
of God's blessing. 

When you go to church on Sunday 
speak graciously to others in a friendly 
manner, you will enjoy the service 



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1 AND FEED STORE 



Seasons Greetings To All 
Phone 7-2343, Lansing, N. C. \ 



McNeill's 

On The Square! 



"A Friendly Place Of Best Wishes And A Happy New Year" 
West Jefferson, North Carolina 



Bare's Department Stores 

Christmas and New Year's Greetings. 

Men's, Women's and Children's Clothing, Shoes and Dry Goods. 

North Wilkesboro, Taylorsville and West Jefferson, N. C. 

BERNICE'S 

Ladies' and Children's Apparel. 
North Wilkesboi North Carolina 



Greetings from 

Faw Insurance Agency 

For A Happy Christmas And A Prosperous New Year. 

Security and Service Since 1924. 

Telephones 838-6222 and 838-8561 

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DECEMBER, 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Iii Memory Of Loved 
Ones Called Home 



MRS. ROBERT S. McNEILL 

On November 5, 1963, Mrs. Robert S. 
McNeill, one of the saints of the Obids 
Presbyterian Church, was called of God 
to join her husband in his Heavenly 
home. The funeral service was held at 
the Obids Presbyterian Church and 
the final resting place in the Obids 
cemetery. Her eighty-five years of life 
here, were a continual witness and 
testimony for her Saviour. "Well done 
thou good and faithful servant enter 
thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

MR. JESSE BAKER 

Another saint of the Obids Presby- 
terian Church, Elder Jesse Baker, was 
called home on September 17, 1963. He 
was called away at eighty-eight years 
of life on this earth. Mr. Baker was a 
faithful Elder of the Obids Church, 
and was known for his love for little 
children. Interment was in the church 
cemetery not far from the home of his 
life. We pray God's comfort to those 
who are left. 

"Servant of God, well done! Thy 
glorious warfare's past. 

The battle's fought, the race is won, 
And thou are crowned at last." 

MRS. MONT DARNELL 

Mrs. Effie Jenkins Darnell passed 
away from this life and took her place 
in Heaven on Sect. 28, 1963 making 
her stay in this life 74 years, 7 months 
and 23 days. Mrs. Darnell was the wife 
of Elder E. M. Darnell, both of whom 
were faithful members of the Low Gap 
and Peak Creek Presbyterian Church- 
es. Mrs. Darnell was an outstanding 
Christian mother and neighbor who al- 
ways expressed her Christian faith by 
kindness to all about her. God's com- 
fort the family. 

"Why should we weep for those who 
die? Their souls shall live eternally, 
Within the mansion of the just." 

MRS. CLARK MILLER 

On September 14, 1963, God called 
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sheets Miller to her 
eternal home. Mrs. Miller was 73 years 
of life when she passed away to etern- 
al life. She was a member of the Glen- 
dale Springs Baptist Church and was 
ever a faithful, loving Christian. In- 
terment was in the Ashelawn Mem- 
orial Gardens, and we pray for those 
who are left, God bless you and may 
you join your mother when he calls 
us from this earth. 

"Why should we sorrow for the 
dead? Our life on earth is but a span." 
She has entered both rest and eternal 
life. 

MRS. MACK SHEETS 



Mrs. Chessie Sheets was born on 
this earth Feb. 16, 1895, and her birth 



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Christmas Wishes of 

Hope and Peace. 

General Electric Appliances 

Phone 246-4621 
West Jefferson, N. C. 



in Heaven was on October 3, 1963. 
Mrs. Sheets made her profession in 
Christ in early life and ever was faith- 
ful to her trust in Christ. She was a 
Christian who showed her love in ser- 
vice of loving deeds. God had complet- 
ed a place for her in Heaven, and it 
was time for her to occupy her Heav- 
enly Home. May God comfort and bless 
those who are left here. 

"I hope to see My Pilot face to face, 
When I have crossed the bar." 

MR. OSCAR EVERETT WOODIE 

Mr. Everett Woodie as he was known 
to his neighbors on Peak Creek, pass- 
ed away Oct. 23, 1963. Mr. Woodie was 
born in Ashe county and had moved 
to the vicinity of Roanoke, Va. after 
selling his property to the Moravian 
Church for a church camp. His life 
span here upon this earth was 78 years. 
On Oct. 1952 Mr. Woodie made his pro- 
fession in Christ and united with the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church, 
where he remained a faithful member 
until his passing. He was a good neigh- 
bor, a good husband and father, and 
God has called him to his eternal 
home that his Heavenly Father had 
prepared for him. The service was held 
in the Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church and interment in the Peak 
Creek cemetery. 

"In my Father's house are many 
mansions ... I go to prepare a place 
for you." 

I 
J 



The Frank Bakers 
Honored At Shower 



On the evening of Nov. 30, several 
of the ladies of the Women of the Glen- 
dale Church surprised Frank and Mar- 
sie Baker in their new home with a 
shower. 

Everyone enjoyed bringing a gift 
and watching the opening of the same. 
Refreshments were served. Our pray- 
er and wish is that God will bless 
their new home. 

Glendale Women 

Meet For Dinner 



The Women of Glendale Church met 
on Dec. 6, to have a covered dish din- 
ner together. The new president of 
the women is Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian. 

They were enjoying for the first 

time the new furnace which has just 

been installed in the Memorial Build- 
ing. 

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Wishing All fj 

The Cheer and Hope of , 

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We Wish All The Comfort And Peace of Christmas. 



Badger's Funeral Home 



Phone 246-7961 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



j Gray Brothers Furniture Co. 

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"The Home of Better Values" 

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PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1963 



Pioneers Visit At 

North Wilkesboro 



The Pioneer group of the Glendale 
Springs Church returned a visit to the 
Pioneers in the North Wilkesboro 
Presbyterian Church, Nov. 10. After a 
nice supper, the groups took part in 
a program together. As next day, Nov. 
11, was Armistice Day, the subject was 
on Christian soldiers. 

A tour through the church was led 
by Mrs. Winkler, who talked about 
the building of the sanctuary, and 
pointed out the nice Sunday School 
rooms. We trust the Pioneers from the 
North Wilkesboro Church will visit us 
again next summer. 

A PROPER PRAYER 

FOR HIS PASTOR 



A layman in a Negro church, when 
asked to pray for his pastor, lifted his 
face toward the heavens and prayed: 

"Oh, Lawd. give Thy servant, dis 
mornin', the eyes ob the eagle, and the 
wisdom of the owl. Connect his soul 
wid the gospel telephone in the cen- 
tral skies. Luminate his brow wid the 
sun of Heaben. Pizen his mind with 
love for the people. Turpentime his 
imagination. Grease his lips wid pos- 
som oil. Loosen his tongue wid the 
sledge hammer of Thy power. "Lec- 
trify his brain wid the lightning of de 
Word. Put 'petual motion in his ahms. 
Fill him plum full ob the dynamite of 
Thy glory. "Noint him all over wid 
the kerosen oil of Thy salvation, and 
set him on fire. Amen." 

Dedication Sundays 
Held In Glendale 



Dedication Sunday being set for the 
churches in the Glendale Field, the 
signing of pledge cards was observed 
after a sermon on dedication of Life 
to Christ. A prayer of rededication was 
made before the observance. 

Richard Luke Is 
Home From Hospital 



Richard Luke, teacher of piano at 
Glade Valley school is home from the 
hospital, and is recovering from an 
operation. 



Seasons Greetings 
from 

Miller's Jewelry 

1 " fi 

| Bulova & Elgin Watches 



Keepsake Diamond Rings 
West Jefferson, N. C. 



Talks On Church 

Extension Given 



THE BIBLE DENIED 

IN SCHOOLS BUT 

COMPULSORY IN PRISON 



Rev. J. W. Luke during the fall 
months was invited to make Church 
Extension talks in Virginia. 

The following appointments were 
met with slides to illustrate the work: 
Danville, Va., Berryville Va., and Ra- 
leigh. N. C. in the Hudson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Men of the 
Church. 

Wyalt-Bare Vows Are 
Spoken At Glendale 

A beautiful and simple marriage 
ceremony took place at the manse at 
Glendale Springs on the evening of 
Sept. 29. Those married were young 
people from the Low Gap community, 
Bernard McKinley Wyatt and Miss 
Evelyn Bare. We wish for them much 
happiness and pray God will bless this 
union. 

Special Services 

At Thanksgiving 



One of the states of the union, ac- 
cording to the "State" magazine, has 
a law against the Bible being used in 
the public schools, but it has a law that 
it is compulsory in the prisons of that 
state. The apt remark at the conclus- 
ion of this article was, "Never mind 
children you will get to read the Bible 
later." 

Never mind teen-agers, don't you cry, 
You'll read the Bible bye and bye! 
Though in school it is denied, 
Yet in prison you'll be supplied. 

Share in the church service. Don't 
just sit as a spectator. Keep your mind 
open for the message of God. 

USE CHRISTMAS SEALS 




Thanksgiving services were held at 
Glendale Springs and Laurel Fork 
Churches on Nov. 27 and 28. The ser- 
vice at Bethel was posponed until 
Sunday on account of snow. 

Appropriate moving pictures were 
used in the services at Glendale and 
Laurel Fork Churches, besides a per- 
iod of worship. Offerings were receiv- 
ed for the Barium Springs Orphanage. 

The Christmas season is a time for 
sharing what we have with others. 



FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS 

and other 

Respiratory Diseases 



HOME FURNISHING STORE 

Wishes You A Merry 
Christmas 
Victor Clark — Worth Greer 
j Lansing, N. C 



j Land For Sale 

! WRITE "The Ashe Presbyterian" GLENDALE SPRINGS, N. 
2.4 ACRES — NEAR BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 



Seasons Greetings To All. 

Belk's Department Store 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



Burgess Furniture Store 

Seasons Greetings To Our Customers And All. 
Ij "Complete Furnishers of The Home*' 

I Christmas gifts that last and are useful. 

j Telephone 246-2581 West Jefferson, N. C 



DECEMBER, 1963 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Church Budget Is 

Very Important 

I am convinced that when people 
can put flesh and blood in their vis- 
ion, the church budget will not fail, 
and people will not fail to make up 
the church budget. The following poem 
has always hit the nail on the head 
for me. 



WHAT IS A BUDGET? 

A budget isn't sums to me: 
It's happy school-girls' faces, 

It's weary mothers getting well, 
It's light in gloomy places. 

It isn't just long columns full 

Of "headachy" addition; 
It's missionaries sailing out 

To fill a great commission. 

It's you and I who'd like to go. 

And send our gifts to prove it. 
How wonderful a budget is! 

It lives and so I love it. 

—Edith G. Estey. 

MUCH ACTIVITY 

AT MT. JEFFERSON 



(Continued from page 1) 

that is the only perfect time." Truly, 
we in western North Carolina have en- 
joyed a long, colorful, and mellow fall 
in 1963. 

As for doings in the church, it has 
been a season of getting things set-up 
for moving ahead. Rally Day saw pro- 
motions and new class groupings be- 
gun in the Sunday School. The "ladies 
already had their roster of officers for 
the new year; and the Men of the 
Church — now one year old — have 
selected as their officers for 1964: E. 
V. Searcy, president; Larry Minton, 
vice president; and Robert McNeill, 
secretary. The Sunday School superin- 
tendent for 1964 has also been an- 
nounced by the session, being Bill 
Brown. 

This year, the Mt. Jefferson Church 
has added reason to be glad, and the 
duty to know an added responsibility 
of prayer, in that one of our number. 
Mrs. J. Ivan Miller, has been named 
the new president of the Winston-Sal- 
em Presbyterial. Completing this short 
report, our annual Thanksgiving Day 
service — which we have observed 
regularly each year the morning of the 
day set apart — was the largest that 
we have ever had, as was also the 
offering received on that day for the 
Barium Springs Home for Children. 



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Little Bol 



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Drug Center 

Sends Christmas Cheer 

Center of Town 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



"THE GREATEST OF 
THESE IS " 



Light For Year Ahead 



Once there was a little piece of iron, 
which looked very frail, but was really 
very strong. One after another had 
tried to break it but failed. 

"I'll master it," said the ax; and 
his blows fell heavily on the iron. 

But every blow made his edge more 
blunt until it ceased to strike. 

"Leave it to me," said the saw and 
with his relentless teeth he worked 
backward and forward on its surface 
until they were all worn and broken, 
and he fell aside. 

"Ha, ha!" said the hammer. 'I knew 
you wouldn't succeed. I'll show you 
the way." 

But at the first fierce blow, off flew 
his head, and the iron remained as be- 
fore. 

"Shall I try? asked the soft, small 
flame. 

They all despised the flame; but he 
curled gently around the iron, embrac- 
ed it, and never left it until it melted 
under his irresistible influence. 

There are hearts hard enough to re- 
sist the force of wrath, the malice of 
persecution, and the fury of pride, so 
as to make their acts recoil their ad- 
versaries; but there is a power strong- 
er than any of these. Hard indeed is 
the heart that can resist love. 

Sel. 

"Love suffereth long and is kind; 
love envieth not; love vaunteth not it- 
self, is not puffed up," &c. (I Cor. 13) 

Copied from "The Church Militant" 



In his 1939 year-end broadcast to 
the Empire, soon after the outbreak 
of World War II, King George VI 
quoted these reassuring words, written 
by Minnie Louise Haskins back in 
1908: "I said to the man who stood at 
the gate of the year: 'Give me a light 
that I may tread safely into the un- 
known.' And he replied: 'Go out into 
the darkness and put your hand into 
the hand of God. That shall be to you 
better than light and safer than a 
known way.' " 



"AND THE WORD WAS 
MADE FLESH" 



Laurence Housman 

Light looked down and beheld Dark- 
ness. 

"Thither will I go," said Light. 
Peace looked down and beheld War. 

"Thither will I go," said Peace. 
Love looked down and beheld Hatred. 

"Thither will I go," said Love. 

So came Light and shone. 

So came Peace and gave rest. 

So came Love and brought Life. 

Get up Sunday morning at the usual 
time for work or school days. Late 
sleeping and eating get your system 
off balance to start the day and often 
reflect in your disposition. 



! Phone 



Rose Grocery 

Where Friends Meet To Swap Good Cheer. 
Wishing All The Blessings of Christmas. 



Phone 3-2552 



Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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Christmas Greetings from 



Spainhour's 



Choose Your Winter Goods Here. 



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Parker Tie Company 

GREETS EVERYONE 
For A Blessed Christmas and A Hopeful New Year 

Everything for Building. 
"If You Are Building, See Us" 
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PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1963 



CRADLE CAROL 



(Eleanor Slater) 

The little birds praise you 

The wren and the sparrow. 
The rabbits and squirrels 

That run in the snow. 
This house may be small 

And this cradle be narrow. 
You learned to be humble 

A long time ago. 

O little Lord Jesus, 

Your moment is breaking. 
The angels in heaven 

Have polished your star. 
Alone on the hill-sides 

The shepherds are waking 
The wise shall grow simple 

And find where you are. 

Don't Blame Children 



(With expression of appreciation to 
the author(s) or composer(s) 

Don't blame the children whenever 
they are found drinking and gambling 
and running around — if by their con- 
duct they are bringing you shame. Is 
it the children, or the parents to 
blame? 

We read in the paper and hear on 
the air of killing and stealing and crime 
everywhere. We sigh and we say, as 
we look at the sin, "This young gen- 
eration! Where will it end?" 

But can we be sure that it's their 
fault alone, that maybe a part of it 
isn't our own? Too much money to 
spend, and too much idle time! Too 
many movies of passion and crime; 
Too many books not fit to read, and 
too much of evil in what they hear 
said! Too many children encouraged to 
roam by too many parents who won't 
stay at home! 

Now, kids don't make the movies, 
and they don't write the books that 
paint a gay picture of gangsters and 
crooks. Now, they don't make the 
whiskey and they don't run the bars. 
They don't make the laws, and they 
don't buy the cars. Now, they don't 
make the drug that addles the brain. 
No, sir! Indeed they do not! That is 
all done by older folks greedy for 
gain! 

Delinquent "teen-agers" — Oh! how 
we condemn! The sin of the nation — 
and blame it on them! By the Word 
of the Saviour, the Good Book makes 
known: "Who is there among us to 
cast the first stone?" And, in how 
many cases we find that it's true: the 
label "delinquent" fits older folks, too! 

Chorus: Where are your children, 
your pride and your joy? Where is 
your girl; where is your boy? If by 

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I of Christmas and New Year. ! 

! Paint and Hardware ! 

and Useful Articles. f 

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MR. WEBB COX 
WELCOMED AS MEMBER 



The Session of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian received Webb Cox by 
profession into the fellowship of the 
church. We were delighted to have 
Mr. Cox make a public profession of 
his faith in Jesus Christ, and welcome 
him into the Laurel Fork Church. May 
God bless his Christian life. 

CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART 



It is Christmas in the mansion, 
Yule-log fires and silken frocks; 

It is Christmas in the cottage. 
Mother's filling little socks. 

It is Christmas on the highway, 
In the thronging, busy mart; 

But the dearest truest Christmas 
Is the Christmas in the heart. 

(Author unknown} 

their conduct they are bringing you 
shame — is it the children — ■ or the 
parents — to blame? 




THE CARPENTER OF GALILEE 



The Carpenter of Galilee 

Comes down the street again, 

In every land, in every age, 

He is still is building men. 

On Christmas Eve we hear Him knock; 

He goes from door to door: 

"Are any workmen out of work? 

The Carpenter needs more." 

Hilda W. Smith 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

"Bottles of Cheer For The New Year" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Dial 246-4591 

| Glory To God In 
j The Highest 



Peace On Earth 
Goodwill To Man. 



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Davidson's Super Market 

"Between the Jeffersons" 



f Dial 246-4611 

I, West Jefferson, N. C. 



Wide parking spaces with 
safe entrances and exits. 



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WISHING EVERYONE 

A 

CHRISTMAS FULL OF CHEER 

AND 
A NEW YEAR FULL OF HOPE. 

Cashion Oil Company 

Distributors of Pure Oil 



North Wilkesboro. 



North Carolina 



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ALL HAIL! Mar 2 4 1964 

Ashe Presbyterian 



VOLUME XLVII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1964 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 1 



Improvements Are 
Being Made At 
Memorial Bldg. 

The Memorial Building is in const- 
ant use. Three times a week the build- 
ing is open for the local boys to prac- 
tice or play basketball games. 

To complete the details of the build- 
ing, we use the pay as you build plan. 
We do not go into debt but try to ac- 
quire the money before we complete 
details. 

Recently Rev. R. H. Stone raised $1.- 
600 to install a hot air furnace, which 
has been done. 

Improvements made in February are 
the casing of the windows in the 
building and the eaves in the gymnas- 
ium. Four new doors have been put 
in the basement, where boards were 
nailed up to stop the cold air from 
entering. One door replaced a tempor- 
ary door. 

The next big improvement that is 
needed is the laying of a concrete floor 
for the dirt floor of three fourths of 
the basement. This part of the base- 
ment still has not been completed, and 
only a dirt floor is in that part of the 
building. It is estimated it will cost 
at least $2,000 to lay this floor. We 
hope to raise this amount as we can. 
This part of the basement will be us- 
ed for a kitchen. Scout room, and a 
dining room, and other activities. 

We are very thankful for the help 
we have received. The building has 
become a most valuable place for the 
numerous activities of the field. 

World Day Of 

Prayer Observed 

In West Jefferson all the churches 
were asked to unite in prayer at the 
Methodist Church of West Jefferson. 

The community of Glendale Springs 
united in prayer by the Women of 
the Demonstration Club who met at 
Mrs. Urcle Sheets' home on the day. 

The Glendale Springs boys' basket- 
ball team met in prayer for a few min- 
utes after practice in the Memorial 
Building. 

Many others in the county had pray- 
er program also. 

Film On World 

Missions Shown 



The World Mission moving picture 
film entitled "Bright Flame" has been 
scheduled to be shown in the Glen- 
dale Springs Field on the dates March 
11 through March 15. 

The film strip "Opportunity Knocks 
Twice" was shown at the Glendale 
Springs Church. 



EASTER FORETOLD 

About 1050 B. C. 

"For Thou wilt not leave 
my soul in hell (Sheol); ueith- 
wilt thou suffer thine Holy 
One to see corruption." 

Ps. 16:10 

EASTER REALIZED 

30 A. D. 

"He is not here: for He is 
risen, as He said." Mt. 28:6-9 

"And as they went to tell 
his disciples, behold Jesus met 
them, saying, 'ALL HAIL!'" 

(GOOD CHEER ALL!) 



Glade Valley To 
Hold Summer Term 
For First T i m e 



Camp Site Given 



For the first time in its fifty-five 
years of history the Glade Valley 
School will conduct a summer school 
beginning on June 8 and concluding 
on July 17. Rev. Wayne H. Davis, who 
has come to the faculty to be the 
head of the English department, will 
be the director. A full year's high 
school credit may be attained. The 
summer school, like the regular school 
has state accreditation. The following 
courses are offered: English, Math, So- 
cial Science and beginning typing. 

Mr. Davis says that it will be pos- 
sible to have the accommodations of 
room and board, or to commute with- 
in travelling distance. 

The faculty will be those of the reg- 
ular school term. Those interested 
should write Rev. Wayne H. Davis, 
Director, Glade Valley Summer School, 
Glade Valley, N. C. 



To Presbytery ^, , , v 

J J Glendale lonng 



From News of 
Winston-Salem Presbytery 

A gift of 200 acres by Mr. and Mrs. 
C. W. Witherow of Winston-Salem, has 
opened the way for the Presbytery to 
begin to develope its own camp. The 
property is located on Brown Moun- 
tain, in Stokes county, a few miles 
from Hanging Rock State Park. It is 
rugged, wooded terrain, containing suf- 
ficient land with gentle slope to pro- 
vide adequate building sites for main 
camp buildings, and interesting areas 
for hiking trails and canvas camping. 
The site selection committee was led 
by the Rev. Leighton McKeithen, pas- 
tor of the Elkin Church. 

The camp will be developed under 
'Continued on page 3) 

World Missions To 
End Of The World 



People Hold Party 

The Glendale Springs Young People 
enjoyed a fellowship party on Satur- 
day night, Jan. 25, at the Memorial 
Building. After a short hymn service 
in the church, interesting games were 
played in the adjoining Sunday School 
room. 

The girls furnished a hot dog sup- 
per to accompany the cold drinks 
brought by the boys. 

The boys from the basketball team 
also attended. Every one had a good 
time and we look forward to another 
party. 

Rev. Wayne Davis 

At Glade Vallev 



Jesus, when asked what would be 
the signs of the end of the world gave 
the last one when He said. "And this 
gospel of the kingdom shall be preach- 
ed in all the world for a witness unto 
all nations; and then shall the end 
come." Mt. 24:14. 

The World Mission Emphasis Season 
has just closed, although World Mis- 
sions should be emphasized the whole 
year. Our missionaries are having a 
harder time preaching the gospel in 
many countries than ever before, and 
I wonder if we at home are making a 
more determined effort to uphold them 
tContinuec on page o; 



Rev. Wayne H. Davis, former dean of 
boys and teacher of English in Glade 
Valley High School, has returned to 
the Institution to become head of the 
Department of English. He is a native 
of Illinois and holds degrees from 
Drake University and Louisville Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary. He is 
a veteran of World War II, and until 
recently was serving as pastor of a 
church in Decatur, Alabama. 

He is married and has two children. 

Mr. Davis has filled the pulpits in 
the Glendale Springs field in the past 
for one summer. We are glad to know 
that Wayne will be available for sup- 
plying pulpits in the Presbytery. 



"PEACE BE UNTO YOU! 



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PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH. 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 

R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

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Entered as Second Class Matter 
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Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 
Zip Code 28640 



THE ASSURANCE Or 

THE FIRST EASTER 

EDITORIAL 

In the shameful death of our Saviour 
on the cross, God sent out his glow- 
ing message of love and forgiveness to 
a lost world. Three days after the 
cross. God confirmed his message on 
the dawn of the first Easter morning 
by an emptv tomb and the presence 
of a risen Christ. 

Wicked men of Christ's day had fin- 
ally cornered and by all their cunning 
and underhanded maneuvering had 
finally crucified Him on a Roman 
Cross. Their work was done well, and 
they hung Him on a cross until he was 
dead, dead, dead! They said within 
their evil hearts, our trouble with 
this Jesus is over, and the thought of 
Him will soon be out of the minds of 
the people. After six hours on a cross, 
Christ was officially announced to 
Pilate as dead. His body was taken 
down from the cross by loving hands 
of friends and placed in the grave of 
Joseph of Arimathaea. The huge stone 
was rolled before the sepulcher door, 
and because the Jews required it. Pil- 
ate ordered it sealed by his official 
word, as the scripture said, "Pilate said 
unto them, "Ye have a watch: go your 
way, make it as sure as ye can!" So 
they went, and made the sepulcher 
sure, sealing the stone, and setting a 
watch. "Mt. 27:65-66 The wicked Jews 
thought they had given the final order 
about the death of Jesus, but God 
had not spoken yet. 

GOD'S POWER DEFEATS MAN'S 
POWER 

On the dawn of the third day God 
exhibited his power over the devices 
and the power of man. When the sun 
shown at dawn on the third day. its 
rays shot into the shadows of Christ's 
open sepulcher. The great stone door 
to the cave had been rolled away 
with the broken fragments of the 
Roman seal still sticking to it. Uncon- 
scious guards lay upon the ground, and 
the angels of the Lord with counten- 
ances like lightening and rayment 
white as snow watched over the place 
where the Christ had laid. Their glad 
voices shouted out the truth of the 
first Easter morning, "He is not here- 



for he is risen, as he said. Come, see 
the place where the Lord lay. And go 
quickly, and tell his disciples that he 
is risen from the dead." God had spok- 
en last, and the evil plans of man 
dwindled away under the power of 
God. 
"Vainly they watch His bed — Jesus 

my Saviour! 
Vainly they seal the dead — Jesus my 

Lord, 
Up from the grave He arose with a 

mighty triumph over his foes" 
GOD PROVED THAT LIFE 
DEFEATS DEATH 

On that same resurrection morning 
God proved to the world that life over- 
comes death. The glow of the risen 
Christ sends its light into the valley 
of the shadow of death and casts out 
its darkness. 

Job asked many years ago. "If a 
man die shall he live again?" Once 
and for all Christ answered this age 
long Question that haunts the mind of 
man. by living again before man's eyes 
on that first Easter dawn. 

Paul in First Corinthians 15:25-26 
has also declared. "He must reign, till 
he hath put all enemies under his feet. 
The last enemy that shall be destroyed 
is death." 

The prophesv of David was true 
when he said in Ps. 16:10, "For thou 
will not leave my soul in hell; neither 
wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see 
corruption." 

All through the writing and letters 
of Paul he declares the wonderful vic- 
tory of life over death through Christ 
when he says. "But now is Christ ris- 
en from the dead and become the first 
fruit of them that slept." I Cor. 15:20. 

Again he declares in the fifteenth 
chapter of I Corinthians, "Death is 
swallowed up in victory. O death, 
where is thy sting? O grave where is 
thy victory . . . but thanks be to God, 
which giveth us the victory through 
our Lord Je^us Christ." 

The victory came on that first East- 
er morn, as the angels said. "Why seek 
ye the living among the dead? He is 
not here, but is risen." 

JESUS PROVES HE IS WITH US 
TO THE END OF THE WORLD 

On that first resurrection morning 
the presence of the living Christ be- 
came a reality. 

At the capture of Jesus on the Pass- 
over night, the friends of Jesus had 
fled and denied him. If any of them 
were at the crucifixion they must have 
watched from afar. The only ones we 
know were close to the cross were his 
mother and the apostle John to whom 
he spoke. After the dead body of Christ 
was sealed in the tomb, despondency 
and fear reigned in the hearts of the 
friends of Jesus. They in despair 
thought the great cause of the won- 
derful Christ was lost, and in despair 
they locked themselves in a secret 
hideout. 

Neither did His enemies ever ex- 
pect to be bothered with Je-us again. 
They thought they had seen the last 
of Him, when he died on the cross 
and his dead body was sealed in the 
tomb. 

The women who followed Jesus were 
the first to see the open tomb and 
perhaps to realize something unusual 
had happened. You might ask why? 
In the first place it was dangerous for 
one of the men disciples to be found 
near the sepulcher, for as the scrip- 
ture said, let us put a guard at the 



LBJ Urges Prayer 
Center 

The Miami Herald 

Washington — President Johnson pro- 
posed Wednesday that all of America's 
religious faiths join in erecting in 
Washington "a fitting memorial to the 
God who made us all." 

Johnson said he had in mind a "cen- 
ter of praver open to all men of all 
faiths at all times." 

"The government cannot and should 
not sponsor this project with public 
funds," he said. He urged instead that 
religious groups representing all faiths 
in the nation undertake the project 
jointly. 

This would show that the true im- 
age of America, reflected in its capit- 
al, is that of "a good and God-fear- 
ing people," he asserted. 

Johnson made the proposal in an im- 
promptu talk before the annual presi- 
dential prayer breakfast sponsored by 
congressional prayer groups. 

More than 1,000 national leaders at- 
tended including House Speaker John 
W. McCormack. (D., Mass.); Chief Jus- 
tice Earl Warren, most members of the 
cabinet, about 300 members of the 
House and Senate and several state 
governors. 

Johnson said that since he was 
thrust into the presidency 70 days ago, 
"prayer has helped me to bear burd- 
ens too great to be borne by any man 
alone." 

tomb less they steal him away and 
claim he had risen from the dead. 
The men knew too well they would be 
in danger to be seen at the tomb, so 
women were the ones who began to 
tell what was called idle tales of see- 
ing Christ alive again. But finally the 
disciples began to investigate the 
source of the idle tales and Peter and 
John discovered the tomb was empty 
and guarded by two white figures. 
What enthusiasm! What hope! What 
joy! What courage! What excitment! 
The great realization of that Christ 
had become alive is expressed by the 
things that happened. The noise of 
running feet to tell the astounding 
news, The excited voices "The Lord is 
risen indeed!" "They told what things 
were done in the way, and how he was 
known of them in breaking of bread." 
Some told how he had met them on 
the road and had greeted them with 
the words, "All Hail!" And then while 
they were discussing these strange 
things, they were struck dead with 
fear when Jesus stood in their midst, 
and said "Peace be unto you." It was 
probably Mary Magdalene who realiz- 
ed Christ was alive first, when she 
begged for the body of Jesus from one 
who she thought was the gardener, 
and He called her name Mary. With 
that same quiet, patient assuring voice 
that she had learned to love. And aft- 
er these moments of the Easter morn, 
Christ lived with them, He ate witn 
them, he walked with them and just 
before He ascended into the clouds. 
He told them to go into all the world 
and preach the gospel, and promised 
to go with them to the end of the 
world. To these people who had realiz- 
ed his presence was with them the 
cause was not lost but the fight to 
conquer the world for Christ their 
King had just begun. 



MARCH, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Our Sin 
Of Not Praying 

Yesterday at church, I noticed that 
many of the "Day by Day" prayer de- 
votional hooks had not been used. 
Some people use their Bible readings 
from other sources, but I hooe they 
will not forget to pray for the Mis- 
sionaries and home mission workers 
that are named in the devotional book. 

Samuel, after the people of the Jews 
had sinned bv showing their disap- 
proval of God's plans, and had asked 
a king like the heathen tribes around 
them promised in spite of their sins 
to pray for them. He said, "Moreover 
as for me, God forbid that I should 
sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray 
for you." I Sam. 12:23. 

How many people sin by not pray- 
ing? Yes, we Christians can sin by be- 
ing negative in our praying. A beau- 
tiful poem has been written about a 
missionary in need, and someone pray- 
ed for him that day, and he received 
new strength in the time of burden 
and need. Margaret E. Sangster wrote 
a few lines on this thought as fol- 
lows: 

"Forget them not, O Christ, who stand 
Thy vanguard in the distant land! 
In flood, in flame, in dark, in dread, 
Sustain, we pray, each lifted head! 
Turn Thou the hostile weapons, Lord, 
Rebuke each wrathful alien horde! 
Thine is the work they strive to do; 
Their foes so many, they so few. 
Be with thine own, Thy loved, who 

stand 
Christ's vanguard in the storm-swept 

land! 

Davis Preaches 

At Bethel Church 



The congregation of the Bethel 
Presbyterian Church expressed their 
pleasure at having Rev. Wayne Davis 
fill the pulpit at their church on Feb. 
2. Mr. Davis is well acquainted with 
the Bethel community having suppli- 
ed there for one summer. 

WORLD MISSIONS TO 

END OF THE WORLD 



(Continued from page 1) 
by prayer and gifts. May God send 
out more missionaries from our 
churches. 

Our Presbyterian Church U. S. was 
born with a Missionary Spirit. Shall 
we not keep this wonderful purpose 
before our Christian people? 

Shall we, whose souls are lighted 
With wisdom from on high, 
Shall we to men benighted 
The lamp of life deny? 
Salvation! O Salvation! 
The joyful sound proclaim, 
'Till earth's remotest nation 
Has learned Messiah's name 

Peanut's Grocery 

Easter Greetings 
Phone 845-3745 Lansing, N. C. 




What Does A 
Pastor Do? 



REVIVAL SPEAKER at the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian Church will 
be Rev. Charles McNutt of Burling- 
ton. 

McNutt Will Be 
Evangelist At 
Glendale Revival 

Revival services for the week of 
April 20 through the 26 are planned 
for the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church. 

Rev. Charles McNutt of the North- 
side Presbyterian Church of Burling- 
ton, N. C. is to be the revival preach- 
er for the week. 

Mr. McNutt is an outstanding evang- 
elist as well as a pastor. Some of our 
people may remember him as he 
preached at Obids, Millers, and Glen- 



(From A. B. Dick Company folder) 

"The pastor teaches, though he 
must solicit his own classes. He heals, 
though without pills or knife. He is 
sometimes a lawyer, often a social 
worker, something of an editor, a bit 
of a philosopher and entertainer; a 
salesman; a decorative piece for pub- 
lic functions, and he is supposed to be 
a scholar. He visits the sick, marries 
people, buries the dead, labors to con- 
sole those who sorrow and to admon- 
ish those who sin. and tries to stay 
sweet when chided for not doing his 
duty. He plans programs, appoints 
committees when he can get them; 
spends considerable time in keeping 
people out of each other's hair; be- 
tween times he prepares a sermon and 
preaches it on Sunday to those who 
don't happen to have any other en- 
gagement. Then on Monday he smiles 
when some jovial chap roars, what a 
job — one day a week!" 

— Anonymous. 

CAMP SITE GIVEN 

TO PRESBYTERY 



(Continued from page 1) 
direction of a committee yet to be 
named by the Presbytery, and will 
bear the name of Mrs. Witherow's mo- 
ther, Susan Barbour Jones .Rev. Mal- 
colm Anderton, Presby. Chmn. of 
Christian Education, has indicated that 
the property may be used this year by 
a carefully selected group of Senior 
youth of the Presbytery for wilderness 
camping or for a work camp pro- 
gram. 

dale Springs Presbyterian Churches in 
the past years. 

We seek the prayers of all our read- 
ers for this coming revival on April 
20 through the 26. 



G-F-P Chevrolet Company, Inc. 

Seasons Greetings 

"More People Buy Chevrolets Than Any Other Car" 

Dial 246-3131 West Jefferson, N. C. 



I Compliments and 

j Easter Greetings 

Ashe County Motor Co., Inc. 

FORD — Sales and Service 
! Phone 246-7811 West Jeffrson, N. C. ! 

Easter Greetings 
j from [ 

Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 
j Health and Beauty Aids 

I Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 838-8552 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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MARCH. 1964 



Does It Snow 
In Mountains? 



Answer this question for yourself 
as you look at the snow picture in this 
paper. When this article was written 
the public schools had just opened after 
being closed for a week. This winter 
they have missed 18 days on account 
of snow. In the above picture you will 
see a cut through a snow drift at 
Glendale Springs of about 12 to 14 feet 
high. In the upper part of Ashe coun- 
ty a snow drift over a mile long and 
14 feet high cut off all mail and school 
routes for a number of days. Snow is 
not all, for ice, sleet, and zero weather 
come with it. 

Miss Cawlill And 

Mr. Roten Marry 



On December 23. 1963. Miss Linda 
Caudill and Ernest Aldean Roten were 
united in marriage at 4 p. m. at the 
Glendale Springs Manse. 

Miss Mary K. Bare and Mr. Denny 
Miller stood with the couple as at- 
tendants. 

The parents of Linda, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ted Caudill and others of the family 
were present at the wedding. The 
ceremony was conducted by Rev. J. 
W. Luke, the pastor of the bride. 

Our prayers and good wishes go 
with these young people as they es- 
tablish their home. 

Put Horse Before 

Cart - He'll Pull 



As I read and had devotion this 
morning, using the "Day by Day" de- 
votional booklet of the Presbyterian 
Church. I thought how well Simon 
Mulya of Leopoldville, Congo, had ex- 
pressed a fault in emphasis today of 
Christian people. I have reprinted his 
writing below, that in case you may 
not have read it. you will. The em- 
phasis on everything for man except 
the importance of the soul, is the "reat 
error of our church today. I call it 
"Putting the Cart before the Horse." 
You find today there is so much em- 
phasis on building, on organization, on 
education, on money campaigns rather 
than the saving of souls. Jesus Christ 
did not raise a lot of money, or build 
a building, but He did value the souls 
of men to the limit of giving his life 
for them. Christ and His desciples won 
multitudes of souls unto salvation. My 
experience is that if you will truly 
put the emphasis on the saving of souls 
they will do God's work. If you, "Put 
the horse before the cart" he will pull 
it. Please read the following from "Day 
by Day," as Simon Muya expresses it. 

"I looked on my right hand ... no 
man cared for my soul." Ps. 142:4 
(By Simon Muya, Africa) 

Men in my world cared for every- 

LANSING GROCERY CO. 

Wishing All 

The Cheer and Hope Df 

Easter 

Lansing, N. C. 






SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS is much in evidence as Baxter Miller 
stands by Rev. J. W. Luke's car on a road at Glendale Springs. 



thing else, but not for my soul. They 
cared for my physical weliare and 
were energetic in their health cam- 
paigns. Clinics and hospitals were put 
at my disposal. They cared for my 
body, but without a word about my 
soul. Printing presses rolled out books 
by thousands. They laid before me the 
advantages of schools, libraries, but 
not one person said a thing about my 



soul. 

They talked to me about culture and 
good manners and placed abjut me 
things of art, when spiritually I was 
ignorant. They did a lot of palaver in. 
groups, but yet there was one great 
silence. They were anxious about poli- 
tical parties, but when it came to my 
spiritual life, they seemed disinterest- 
ed. No one cared for my soul. 



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Easter Greetings 

W. J. Parts Company 



Dial 246-3251 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



McNeill's 

On The Square! 
"A Friendly Place With Easter Greetings" 



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North Carolina 



Glade Valley Summer School 

June 8 — July 17 

A Year's High School Credit in a State Accredited Summer [ 
School Can Be Attained. Subjects Taught: I 



Third Year English 
First Year Algebra 
U. S. History 
Beginning Typing 
Geometry 
For Information Write: 

Rev. Wayne H. Davis, Director 
Glade Valley Summer School 
Glade Valley, North Carolina 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 




GLENDALE BASKETBALL team won a close game over Glade Valley recently 



Glendale Team 

Wins Close Game 



Profit And Los? 



The Glendale Springs basketball 
team won a close frame over the Glade 
Valley second team on Feb. 9 at the 
Ashe Central gymnasium. 

The Glendale boys team is made up 
of 3'oung people who play together 
each week in the Memorial Building. 
Other games are scheduled for the 
team this winter. 



Motorist's Prayer 



From Blue Ridge Electric 

Each time I take the wheel 

Oh Lord, I pray, 

Crant that no harm shall come 

Of me, today. 

See over hills for me, 

On curves, stand by, 

Post some bright Angel near 

To see that I 

Observe the nearby child, 

The old, less spry. 

Let no act of mine 

Cause someone to DIE. 

(Anonymous) 

We know that separation of state and 
church is a source of strength, but the 
conscience of our nation does not call 
for separation between men of state 
and faith in the Supreme Being. The 
men who have guided the destiny of 
the United States have found the 
strength for their tasks by going to 
their knees. This private unity of pub- 
lic men and their God is an enduring 
source of . . . reassurance for the 
people of America. 

— Lyndon Baines Johnson 
February 7, 1963 



I counted dollars while God counted 
crosses, 



I coveted honors and sought for de- 
grees; 

He wept as He counted the hours on 
my knees. 

And I never knew till one day by a 



2TSLVG 

I counted gams while He counted H * w vain are these things that we 

Iosses - spend life to save. 

I counted my worth by the things That the riches t of all in the world is 

gained in store. _. ., , 

■d * u ■ j u ..i. x- God s love! 

But He sized me up by the scars tnat 

I bore. 



(Anonymous) 



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Compliments and Easter Greetings from 

The Lansing Service Store 

Paint and Hardware and 5 and 10c STORE 
Phone 845-2473 Lansing, N. C. 

Easter Greetings to All 

Belk's Department Store 

North Wilkesboro, 



Easter Greetings 
from 

Spainlioiir's 

Choose Your Spring Goods Here 



North Carolina 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1964' 



Glendale Women Of 
Church Are Active 



Both circles of the Women of the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church 
have been active inspite of the snow 
this winter. 

Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian is the new 
President of the Women of the Church 
at Glendale Springs. A cut will show 
some of the women of circle No. 1, 
as they sit together. The business wo- 
man's circle meets at night as many 
of them work in the day time. 



Iii Memory Of 
Loved Ones 



WILL FARRINGTON OF EBENEZER 

Mr. J. W. Farrington at the age of 
81 passed away on Jan. 18 at his home 
in the Ebenezer community. Mr. Far- 
rington was born in Ashe countv to 
Matthew and Polly Anne Farrington. 
He is survived by his wife, two daugh- 
ters, and seven sons, 

Will, as he was affectionately called 
by everyone, was of the best citizens 
of the Ebenezer community where he 
lived his entire life. Mr. Farrington 
was a professing Christian but not a 
member of the church. He was a will- 
ing help to everyone and to the Eb- 
enezer Presbyterian Church which 
was not far from his home. 

The community has lost a good 
neighbor, his family a good husband 
and father. Well done, thou good and 
faithful servant. 

CHARLES THOMAS McNEILL 
OF OBIDS 

On February 6. 1964, Charles Tho- 
mas McNeill of Obids was called from 
this life. He was born December 25, 
1892. the son of Lee J. and Marv Bak- 
er McNeill. Mr. McNeill is survived 
by his wife and two children, Lloyd 
McNeill of the home and Mrs. Odell 
Little of Jefferson, N. C. There are 
two sisters living, Mrs. Wiley Church 
and Mrs. J. A. Walker of Rt. 2, West 
Jefferson, N. C. 

Mr. McNeill was not a member of 
any church but expressed his faith 
in Christ when approached on this 
subject of his salvation. He was a 
partial invalid at his home for some- 
time until God called him on the 6th 
of February. 

Our prayer is for God's comfort and 
peace to those who are bereaved. 

ROBERT GILLIAM LASSITER OF 
GLENDALE AND OXFORD, N. C. 

A good neighbor went to his rest, 
when Mr. Robert Lassifer was called 
of God on Sunday, Dec. 29, 1963. Mr. 
Lassiter was well known for his de- 
velopment of mining in the United 
States. After graduating in 1905 at the 
University of North Carolina he taught 
geology at the University. He was an 
honorary life member of the Ameri- 

Camphell's Grocery 
& Feed Store 

Easter Greetings 
i Phone 7-2343 Lansing, N. C. 



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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH of the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church have been a very active group. 



can Institute of Mining Engineers. The 
Ore Knob of Ashe county as well as 
other mining and quarry projects were 
developed by Mr. Lassiter in his life 
time. 

Mr. Lassiter owned a home in 
Miami and bought High Haven from 
Mr. L. J. Yelanjian, where he spent 
much of his time while in Ashe coun- 
ty. High Haven is at Glendale Springs, 
N. C. 

Mr. Lassiter was a member of the 



Episcopal Church in Miami, Fla. He 
was a good neighbor, and constantly 
giving and helping those in need. 

Funeral services were held in the 
Episcopal Church in Oxford, N. C. by 
Rev. Harry Thomas. When God called 
Robert Lassiter from this earth, Ashe 
county and the community of Glen- 
dale Springs, N. C. lost a good citizen 
and a good neighbor. He has entered 
into the joy of his Lord. 



Dial 246-4591 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Easter Greetings 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Easter Greetings 
from 



Belk's Department Store 



Dial 246-3161 



"The Home of Better Values" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



Parker Tie Company 

GREETS EVERYONE 

FOR AN EASTER FULL OF HOPE. 

Everything for Building. 

"If You Are Building, See Us" 

Dial 246-2611 West Jefferson, N. C. 



MARCH, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



rey's 



Dr. Tori* 

Plan For Prayer 

(Bulletin of West End Pres. Church) 
Dr. R. A. Torrey's Prescription: 

"I can give a prescription that will 
bring a revival to any church or com- 
munity or any city on earth. 

"First, let a few Christians (they 
need not be many) get thoroughly 
right with God themselves. This is the 
prime essential. If this is not done, the 
rest that I am going to say will come 
to nothing. 

"Second, let them bind themselves 
together in a prayer group to pray for 
a revival until God opens the heavens 
and comes down. 

"Third, let them put themselves at 
the disposal of God for Him to use as 
He sees fit in winning others to Christ. 
That is all! 

"This is sure to bring a revival to 
any church or community. I have giv- 
en this prescription around the world. 
It has been taken by many churches 
and many communities. It cannot fail! 
— Gospel Herald. 

Boycott Obscene 

Television Shows 



"Neither could they blush: therefore 
they shall fall among them that fall." 
Jeremiah 15:15b 

The other night we were looking at 
the television and the time for one of 
the weekly shows came on. The show 
went on in a very decent manner for 
a while, and than it became very ob- 
scene and vulgar. We turned it off, 
not wishing to look at or have such 
pictures broadcast in our home. 

If you are a Christian, you do not 
put pictures on your walls that dis- 
grace the morals of your home. If 
company had come in while the tele- 
vision was exhibiting the above men- 
tioned vulgar show, I would have been 
very much ashamed. 

A few years ago a business estab- 
lishment had a very obscene picture 
at their counter where the public car- 
ried on their business. I said to one of 
the firm as I traded, "Aren t you 
afraid that strangers will have a wrong 
opinion of you, when they come in to 
do business, when they see that pic- 
ture?" They evidently realized that an 
indencent picture exhibited before the 
public would do just what I said. The 
picture was not there when I came 
back. 

Recently on a trip, I went into a 
restaurant in which I had never eat- 
en. On the inside of the entrance there 
was a bill board for a local moving 
picture hou:e. The picture was one of 
the most indecent I had ever seen put 
before the public eye. As I passed 
by a man at a table in the cafe, I 
heard him say to the proprieter, "If 
I were you, I would not let such a pic- 
ture be advertised in my cafe." I had 
thought the same, and I echoed his 
words, "And neither would I." After 



W. J. ELECTRIC CO. 

Easter Greetings of 

Hope and Peace. 

General Electric Appliances 

Phone 246-4621 
West Jefferson, N. C. 



I had eaten lunch and passed out of 
the entrance, I noticed the picture was 
turned with its face to the wall, all 
because someone had the sense enough 
to express disapproval of such in- 
dency. 

It is time for decent people to let 
the public places and public shows 
know, that they are not pleased with 
indecent pictures and shows. It is 
time to let people know that the dec- 
ent people of America boycott ob- 
scenity. 

It is time to boycott TV shows when 
vulgarity is shown on the screen. It 
is time to boycott sponsors' products 
when the firms allow their advertis- 
ing shows to produce obscene and 
vulgar shows before the public. 

Decent people and Christian people, 
who read this article, Will you not 
join the boycott of all indecent and 
vulgar shows? Will you not boycott 
sponsors who allow indecent shows to 
be put on in their name? 

Will you let the advertisers of ob- 
scenity know that there are still mil- 
lions of Americans who have not bow- 
ed their knee to Baal, and do not ap- 
prove of vulgarity and indecency? 

Will you pass the word on to many 
others as one who will fight this ter- 
rible blight that is pushed upon our 
children and the American public? 

Those of you who approve of the 
boycott of obscenity, may we encour- 
age you to write up an article for your 
local paper condemning this blot on 
our nation or write the producers or 
shows on TV and tell them about a 
boycott and disapproval of indecency 
in their public shows. 



Easter Morning 

Phillips Brooks 

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer: 
Death is strong, but life is stronger; 
Stronger than the dark, the light; 
Stronger than the wrong, the right; 
Faith and hope triumphant say, 
"Christ will rise on Easter Day!" 

While the patient earth lies waking 
'Till the morning shall be breaking, 
Shuddering 'neath the burden dread 
Of her Master, cold and dead, 
Hark! she hears the angels say, 
"Christ will rise on Easter Day!" 

And when sunrise smites the moun- 
tains, 
Pouring light from heavenly fountains, 
Then the earth blooms out to greet 
Once again the blessed feet; 
And her countless voices say: 
"Christ has risen on Easter Day!" 

World To A Dictator 



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Easter Greetings 
from 

Ashe Hardware 



Adelaide Love 

So by your edict Christ once more 

lies slain 
And buried in a tortured people's 

brain 
But you remember only Calvary; 
Doubt not that Easter, too, will come 

again. 

"Faith makes the Christian, life 
proves the Christian, suffering con- 
firms the Christian, death crowns the 
Christian." 

-<. 



Phone 246-2561 



'Everything in Hardware" 



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Land For Sale 

WRITE "The Ashe Presbyterian" GLENDALE SPRINGS, N. C. 
2.4 ACRES — NEAR BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 



Compliments and Greetings 
from 

Badger's Funeral Home 



Phone 246-7961 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Bare's Department Stores 

Easter Greetings 

Men's, Women's and Children's Clothing, Shoes and Dry Goods. 

Taylorsville and West Jefferson, N. C. 

BERNICE'S 

Ladies' and Children's Apparel. 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1964 



Children's Corner 



THANK YOU 

Contributed by Mrs. Thomas Smith 

"Thank you," reminded Mother 
gently for the third time that morn- 
ing. 

Barbara poured some milk from the 
big green pitcher into her glass. She 
said nothing for awhile. 

"I'm tired of saying 'Thank You'! 
"she cried suddenly. "I'm the only one 
that has to say it all the time". 

"Why, my dear, Father and I say 
'Thank You' verv often", replied Moth- 
er in a surprised tone. 

"But I'm tired of it". And down in- 
side Barbara was thinking. "Even if 
people do, I'm sure the animals never 
have to say 'thank'." 

After breakfast she ran outdoors. 
Seven velvety pansy faces smiled at 
her from the flower bed. A cardinal in 
his bright red suit was hopping mer- 
rily among the highest branches of the 
cherry tree, singing at the top of his 
voice. 

They seemed much too happy to suit 
her this morning. She wanted to be 
away from things that smiled and sang. 

Barbara knew what she'd do — she 
would go live with the animals in the 
big woods. Then she never would have 
to say 'Thank you' again. 

She ran out through the front gate, 
past Mother's garden and Uncle Ted's 
barn and the cornfield. She didn't stop 
until she came to the big woods. 

Two fat squirrel babies and their 
mother were just coming down the 
trunk of their house tree when she 
reached it. Mrs. Squirrel didn't seem to 
mind if Barbara stayed, so she and the 
squirrels played tag all morning. 

Of course, they got very hungry. At 
last they stopped playing to eat some 
nuts that Mrs. Squirrel brought to 
them. The little girl and the squirrels 
sat around in a small circle beneath the 
house tree. 

Mrs. Squirrel and the two fat squir- 
rel babies sat upon their haunches and 
each held a nut with both paws. But 
before any of them took a single bite, 
they bowed their heads and Barbara 
thought she heard them saying: 

"Thank you, Father, for your care, 

All the time and everywhere." 

She jumped up and ran away. "T 
can't live with the squirrels", she told 
herself. "They say 'Thank you', too." 

Barbara ran on until she came to the 
home of a happy family of cats. 

"How nice it would be to live with 
the cat family," she said aloud. "I 
would have the five little kittens to 
play with and I'd never have to say 
'Thank you' to anyone for anything. ' 

She and the kittens had great fun 

Little Bob's 
Drug Center 



Easter Greetings 

Center of Town 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 
j North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



playing a game of hide-and-seek among 
the tall trees. But soon her little play- 
mates were all tired out; it was time 
for them to take a nap. 

Mrs. Cat got her five babies ready 
for bed and they all closed their eyes. 
Barbara knew they were saying in 
their kitten way, 

"Thank you. Father, for your care, 
All the time and everywhere." 
Maybe all the animals in the woods 
said "Thank you". She might as well 
go home. 

In the yard behind the house Moth- 
er's brown hen was busily teaching her 
baby chicks how to scratch for seed 
and grain. As Barbara stood watching, 
Mrs. Hen clucked to the chicks and led 
them to a pan of cool water. 

Each little chick dipped its beak in- 
to the water and then looked up as if 
to say, 

"Thank you, Father, for your care, 
All the time and everywhere." 
"The chicks say 'Thank you' for the 
water they drink", Barbara whispered 
to herself. "The squirrels say 'Thank 
you' for their food and kittens say 
'Thank you' because God watches over 
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them while they sleep." 

She ran into the house. Mother was 
waiting for her; and had been waiting 
for her ever since she had gone to the 
big woods. 

Barbara climbed into Mother's lap 
and told about the squirrels and kittens 
and the chicks. 

"If they can do it, I can too", she 
said. "After this I'll say 'Thank you' 
every time". And she gave her mother 
a big kiss to show that she really 
meant it. 

Hulda Freymiller 

SUGGESTED MEALTIME 
BLESSINGS 

Father, we thank Thee for this food 
And for love so great and good. 
Feed all the hungry ones today 
And make us quick to share, we pray. 

Amen. 

Father, bless the food we take, 
And bless us all for Jesus' sake. 

Amen. 
For all we eat and well we wear, 
For daily food and nightly care, 
We thank Thee, Heavenly Father. 

Amen. 



Phone 3-2552 



Rose Grocery 

Easter Greetings to All. 

Glendale Springs, N. C. 



Burgess Furniture Store 

Easter Greetings To Our Customers And All. 
"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 



Telephone 246-2581 






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COMPLIMENTS 
AND 

EASTER GREETINGS 
from 

Casliion Oil Company 



Distributors of Pure Oil 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 






The Ashe Presbyterian 



VOLUME XL VII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1964 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 



Many Activities 

At Mt. Jefferson 



During the past quarter, the Church 
through-out the world was privileged 
again to celebrate Easter, wherein our 
Lord demonstrated realities-of-Cod's- 
unseen-world meant for the creature 
of His image — meant for man. And 
the Mt. Jefferson Church's celebration 
of this great season began with the 
finest Good Friday service on its rec- 
ord. The merchants of the town had 
closed their stores for the half-hour of 
the noon-time service, upon the sub- 
ject of The Sixth Word From the Cross, 
and they had advertised the service, 
so that it became a splendid communi- 
ty meeting of worship. We w'll con- 
tinue it thus, with all the ministers 
of the community participating. 

On Easter Sunday morning, the 
church also enjoyed its largest turn- 
out ever for the Sunrise Service at 
6:30. After the worship in song and 
sermon, the Men-of-the-Church serv- 
ed everyone present a bountiful ham- 
and-eggs breakfast. Then at the regu- 
lar worship service at 11:00, there was 
special music by the choir and a mess- 
age on the "Two Ultimate Expressions 
Of God For Faith To Go Upon" — 
Calvary the ultimate expression of 
Love, and the Resurrection the ulti- 
mate expression of Purpose. 

In April, the Women-of-the-Church 
had a fine representation at their Dis- 
trict Conference at Glade Valley; and 
a fortnight later the Men-of-the- 
Church sent a delegation to the Men's 
Spring Rally at Winston-Salem. There 
was also a group of our ladies who 
visited, and were welcomed by, the 
Presbytery at its meeting in May at 
Elkin. 

The Mt. Jefferson Church begins its 
(Continued on nage 5> 



Revival Planned 
At Laurel Fork 

August 23-29 



We have been anxiously awaiting to 
hear from some evangelists about our 
future meetings for the summer, and 
Rev. Bob Armstead just dropped us 
a card saying he could preach for us 
at Laurel Fork on August 23-29. 

We are delighted to hear this as Bob 
is an excellent preacher with a wide 
experience. He spent two years or 
more in Peru teaching as well as work- 
ing with the natives in mission church- 
es. We ask each of you who read our 
paper to pray for the meeting for 
August 23 through the 29. May we 
have your intercession in our behalf? 

God Bless High 
School Graduates 



The graduates from high schools are 
as follows: 

Vivian Debose, Nellie Bare, and Mrs. 
Linda Caudill Roten graduated at Ashe 
Central High School. 

Peggy Sue Wingler (used to be from 
Ebenezer now living in Wilkesboro, 
N. C.) graduated at Wilkes Central. 

Alice Faye Vannoy, Nancy Miller, 
and Nancy Vannoy of Bethel Church 
graduated at West Wilkes High School. 

Marion Bare of Peak Creek, grad- 
uated at Glade Valley School. 

Tommy Miller who used to attend the 
Glendale Springs Sundav School grad- 
uated at Sparta High School. 

We are proud of these young peo- 
ple. Many of them will attend college. 
We offer our congratulations and pray 
for God's blessings upon them. 



The Ashe Presbyterian 
Needs A Little Help! 

If you are receiving The Ashe Presbyterian and would like 
to help a little, just fill out this form with a little niece of fold- 
ing money, and drop it in the mail to "The Ashe Presbyterian," 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 



Name 



Address 



Amount $- 



Many Thanks, 

Yours in Christ, 
John W. Luke 



Need $1500.00 For 
Cement Floor At 
Memorial Building 



Improvements are going on grad- 
ually on the Memorial building. We 
use "the pay as we go policy." We im- 
prove a little here and there as we 
have the money. The building is in 
constant use. Basketball three times a 
week, showers and suppers and con- 
ferences. 

Our great need now is to put down 
a cement floor where we have a dirt 
floor. This will cost us about $2,000 it 
is estimated. We have about $500. 

The reception room was painted this 
week to make a living room for Jim 
Hatch who will work with us this 
summer in church work. The shower 
room was also water-proofed. Clay 
Miller, Mrs. Emmie Bare, did most of 
the painting. The v/omen of the church 
are doing extensive cleaning and other 
preparation to make the living quart- 
ers presentable for our summer work- 
er. 

We hope to raise the extra money 
to put down the concrete if possible 
this summer. We are thankful to God 
who has been so gracious to us in car- 
rying us thus far in completing this 
wonderful, useful building. 

Bible School Dates 
In Glendale Field 



Daily Vacation Bible Schools in the 
Glendale Springs field are planned 
as follows: 

Laurel Fork — June 15-24. 

Glendale Springs — June 29-Jvly 7. 
(Beginners through Juniors') morning. 

Glendale Springs — July 8-11. (Pion- 
eers and Young People, 7 p. m.) even- 
ing, Miss Janet Robinson will teach. 
Jim Hatch will lead the singing. 

Bethel — August 10-19. 

We are glad to announce that Jim 
Hatch and Miss Acheson will be with 
us in our Bible Schools this year. We 
ask you to pray for these schools. Will 
you remember us? 

Stones Entertain 

For G. V. Seniors 



On Saturday evening, May 11, the 
senior class of fifteen Glade Valley 
graduates were entertained by a de- 
licious supper at the Cherry Hill Rest- 
aurant at Glendale Springs, N. C. 

Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Stone were re- 
sponsible for this occasion. After a 
bountiful feast, beautiful slides, views 
of Glade Valley School, were shown 
by Dr. Stone. 

Other guests present at the occas- 
ion were Miss Minnie Tyrell of Glade 
Valley, Mrs. Edna Cope of Alexandria, 
Va., and Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Luke of 
Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1064 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 
R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

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What Doest 
TIiou Here? 

(Editorial) 

"WHAT DOEST THOU HERE?" 
These were the words of God to Elijah 
when he was hiding in a cave in Mt. 
Horeb. These words were spoken when 
the true worship of God had fallen to 
a low ebb. The weak Ahab, and his 
cruel, heathen wife, Jezebel were rul- 
ing over Israel. These two wicked rul- 
ers had gone far in replacing the true 
worship of Jehovah by the immoral 
and cruel idolatry of Baal. It seemed 
that the scales had been tipped for 
Baal against Jehovah. The prophets of 
God were persecuted and slain and the 
Priests of Baal had gained in power, 
and the people of Israel had followed 
this disgraceful worship. 

Almost singlehanded Elijah was 
standing up fearlessly against the false 
idolatry of Baal. He had been suc- 
cessful at the public test on Mt. Carm- 
el when God proved his superiority 
by sending fire down from heaven and 
consuming the sacrifice. The people 
declared their faith in the true God, 
and many of the prophets of Baal were 
slain. 

Elijah had been successful in call- 
ing a drought upon the land because 
of the wickedness of the rulers. He 
had been successful in calling rain up- 
on the land that broke the terrible 
drought. Now we see the brave Elijah 
hiding far away from his native coun- 
try. He had fled from the terrible 
threats of the cruel Jezebel to kill him 
for his success against the priests of 
Baal. Now we see Elijah hiding in a 
cave in the side of old Mt. Sinai which 
is called Mt. Horeb. This had been a 
place of the presence and power of 
Jehovah in the history of the Israelites 
as they had fled from Egypt. God had 
spoken here, and from this place, had 
given the immortal Ten Command- 
ments written by the finger of God 
upon stone. 

As Elijah hid away in the cave the 
voice of Jehovah spoke to him, "WHAT 
DOEST THOU HERE?" Elijah must 
have asked himself also at the voice of 
God, "Just what am I doing here?" At 



the bidding of God he went forth and 
stood in the presence of God upon the 
mountain. As he looked out at the rug- 
ged mountain tops about him and the 
dark valleys far below, Elijah realiz- 
ed that he was alone with God on this 
terrible, wild, desolate mountain top. 
As he stood in the hush of the moun- 
tains, the power of God hurled itself 
before him in a mighty wind. The 
mighty trees bowed and crashed about 
him, even the stones were torn from 
the earth and hurled about in the air. 
Elijah clung to the side of the moun- 
tain, his mantle and clothing almost 
blown from his body by the mighty 
wind. Suddenly the power of God was 
shown in another form, the earth be- 
gan to ouake, the mountain beneath 
seemed like a great monster beneath 
him rising and falling, the rocks 
ground in the earth against one anoth- 
er rumbling like thunder under the 
surface. Then came the fire of God 
like a super array of fireworks. That 
fire flashed, glimmered, dazzled until 
the eyes of Elijah were blinded by the 
excessive light. After the terrifying ex- 
hibit of the power of God there came 
the still small voice asking the ques- 
tion "WHAT DOEST THOU HERE, 
ELIJAH?" Elijah wrapped his mantle 
about his face in reverence, and fear, 
and then told God all about his troub- 
les, and defeat. Then God encouraged 
him and told him of seven thousand 
that had not bowed their knee to Baal, 
and sent him out to anoint two kings, 
and a great man of God to take his 
place. 

T Kii'p tried to picture Eliiah a^ the 
scripture gives it in his wonderful ex- 
perience with God. Eliiah had come 
to a day of crisis in his life and it 
seemed all was lost to him, but God 
encouraged him and sent him out 
again to carry out His divine will. 

Today there are many people in the 
world that have cnme to times of 
crises in their lives. Decisions have to 
be made. Burdens have to be borne. 

It is the time of year when young 
people are making decisions. Hich 
school graduates are facing the world 
either to go to college or to find work. 
College graduates are facing the world 
to take up perhaps their work in the 
world. What ever your situation at 
this time, do you live close enough to 
God to have Him ask '"'■ou the func- 
tion Eliiah heard, "WHAT DOEST 
THOU HERE?" 

God's voice is still speaking to us to- 
day, no matter what the burden, the 
conflict or the decision. Hear Him as 
he speaks: 

"In all thv ways acknowledge him, 
and he shall direct thy paths." Prov. 
3:6 

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, 
and His righteousness." Mt. 6:33b 

"If any man will come after me, let 
him deny himself, and take up his 
cross, and follow me." Mt. 16:24 

"And thine ears shall hear a v/ord 
behind thee, saying, 'This is the way, 
walk ve in it, when ye turn to the 
right hand, and when ye turn to the 
left.'" Is. 30:21 

A stanza of a little poem from the 
book "Your Next Big Step" bv G. 
Kearnie Keegan expresses the thought 
splendidly. 

WHAT BRINGS ME HERE? 

What brings me here? 

Oh, Christ, whatever forces have con- 



Appreciation To 
Dr. James Rhodes 



Dr. James Rhodes preached at Glen- 
dale Springs and Laurel Fork Churches 
on May 24. Dr. Rhodes is an optome- 
trist and member of the West Jeffer- 
son Methodist Church. He is not an 
ordained minister but a real good lay 
speaker. Dr. Rhodes used to be a Boy 
Scout in Dr. Luke's Troop in West 
Jefferson. He also served as Scout- 
master later as well as serving on 
various committees. 

The people of the congregations of 
Glendale and Laurel Fork have ex- 
pressed their appreciation of the ser- 
vices that Dr. Rhodes held for them. 

WHAT ARE CHRISTIANS DOING? 
THIS IS WHAT ATHEISTS ARE 

DOING. 
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 



The following letter was sent me to 
show what atheists are doing. This let- 
ter was sent to a well known tract 
society in derision of Christian Tracts. 
The Freethought Society of America, 

Inc. 
4547 Hartford Road Baltimore, Md. 

21214 
(Publishers of the American Atheist 

Magazine) 

Feb. 14, 1964 
Gentlemen: 

One of our members sent us a tract 
that your organization is passing out 
titled "A National Emergency!" 

Buddy, you ain't seen nothing yet! 
This is more than an emergency for 
you superstitious neanderthals. 

You are absolutely correct, we fully 
intend to destroy superstition in the 
United States of America for once and 
for all. 

We threw superstition out of the 
schools, next we will throw the chap- 
lains off the battleships, and we will 
teach American children that Tyran- 
nosaurus was not on Noah's ark! 

The exploitation of sex by the church 
is another era that has passed! 
Defiantly, 
Vice-President 

Christian, can we sit idly by and let 
blasphemous athesist destroy the faith 
of our fathers? Can we who are bless- 
ed of God do nothing, when our fore- 
fathers shed their blood that we might 
have a country where we could wor- 
ship and serve God? 

Can any church groups line up with 
the boasting atheists who claim they 
threw the acknowledgment of God 
out of the schools? God help us to 
stand up and be counted for God. 

verged to bring me to this place, 
This is my conviction: 
Thou hast work for me to do, 
And in the words of one of old 
I cry for all the world to hear, 
"HEAR STAND I" 

With God within to motivate my life — 
GOD BROUGHT ME HERE? 

Today harden not your heart, listen 
to the voice of God as He speaks in 
the still small voice, "WHAT DOEST 
THOU HERE?" Let us answer the 
voice by taking up our cross and fol- 
lowing Him. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



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THE GLADE VALLEY CHOIR presented a number of special programs at churches and 
other places during the school year. This fine choir is under the direction of Edward C. Johnson. 



Choir At Glade 

Valley Was Active 

The well-trained Glade Valley choir 
was active throughout the year, tak- 
ing part in many church and com- 
munity functions. 

The choir offers opportunity for stu- 
dents in voice training and participa- 
tion in group singing. Professor Ed- 
ward C. Johnson is the able director 
of the choir. 

The group has received high praise 
for its performance in programs this 
year, including many program in this 
area. 

Presbytery At 
Elkin Had Fine 
Spiritual Session 

The Presbytery of Winston-Salem 
met on May 5, in the Elkin Presby- 
terian Church with Rev. Malcolm P. 
Anderton, Jr. of Winston-Salem as 
moderator. This meeting of presby- 
tery many said was one of the most 
spiritual sessions we have experienced. 

Perhaps the reason for this was the 
frequent prayers that the moderator 
called for during the meeting. I feel 
sure this prayer spirit in our fellow- 
ship made it possible for the Holy 
Spirit to work among us and bless us. 

Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen. Jr. the 
host pastor and the Elkin Presbyterian 
Church were fine hosts to the Presby- 
tery. The noon lunch was served at 
the Y. M. C. A. and was delicious. 

Rev. Homer C. Phifer pastor of the 
Oldtown Presbyterian Church was the 
Moderator-Nominee for the next stat- 
ed meeting of Presbytery on Sept. 22, 
1964 at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian 
Church. 




THE WINSTON-SALEM PRESBYTERY meeting was held 
at the Elkin Presbyterian Church in May. Some of the delegates 
are shown above at the Elkin church. 



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JUNE. 




AT GLADE VALLEY 
and other awards. 



COMMENCEMENT, 15 young men and women received their diplomas 



15 Seniors Given 
Diplomas At Glade 
Valley Gradual ion 



The fiftv-fovirth pnnual commence- 
ment of the Glade Valley School was 
held in three services — May 17, 21 
and ?2. On the evening of the 17 Rev. 
David Burr, pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Winston-Salem, 
preached the commencement sermon — 
taking "Convictions" as his theme. On 
the 21 Professor Richard T. Luke's 
music class pave their recital. Misses 
Cindy McNeill and Eugenia Roten, of 
Ashe county, participated in the re- 
cital. On the 22, the commencement 
was concluded with the graduation ex- 
ercises and Honorable James T. Broy- 
hill, Congressman from the Ninth 
North Carolina Congressional District, 
bringing the commencement address. 

Fifteen seniors were given their di- 
plomas and a copy of the Holy Scrip- 
tures — long a tradition of the school. 
Another senior is completing the re- 
quirements in absence from the camp- 
us. Of those graduating two were 
from Ashe — Marion McKinley Bare, 
of Laurel Springs, and Charles Bernard 
Jones, Jr. of Lansing. Numerous 
awards, prizes and pins were award- 
ed. 

The school for the first time in its 
history has announced a summer 
school for June 8-JuIy 17. The reg- 
istration for the next regular term 
will be held on September 1 with 
classes beginning on the 2. Applica- 
tions are being received and it is ex- 
pected that the next session will open 
with a capacity enrollment. 



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PAGE FIVE 



Sniithev - Shepherd 
Vows Are Spoken 

Miss Katheryn Faye Shepherd was 
married to Clayton Lee Smithey m 
the Bethel Presbyterian Church on 
June 7 at 3 p. m. 

Miss Shepherd is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lee Shepherd of 
the Bethel community, McGrady, N. 
C. Mr. Smithey is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Otto Smithey of Moravian Falls, 
N. C. 

Katheryn is a faithful member of 
the Be+hel Presbyterian. May God 
bless these two fine young people 
with a Christian home. 

The couple was united in matri- 
mony bv Dr. J. W. Luke, pastor of 
Bethel Church. 

4 Deaeons Elected 
At Glendale Church 



The date having been set for an 
election in the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church on May 31, the con- 
gregational meetins was called to or- 
der after Sunday School. 

The following four men were nom- 
inated for deacons: Gene Stanley. Del- 
mer Wade Rose. Will Bare, and Frank 
Baker. All of the above were elect- 
ed, and the meeting was closed with 
prayer. The installation will take place 
at a later date. 

We congratulate these fine young 
men for the confidence that the con- 
gregation has in them. 

Young People 

Enjoy Hav Ride 

The evening of Saturday, May 24 was 
a happy time for the Young People 
and Pioneers of the Glendale Sprines 
Presbyterian Church. About 24 young- 
sters chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. 
Casey Miller, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Bare, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Will Bare enjoyed 
a hay ride to Doughton Park where 
wieners and a picnic was eaten. Mr. 
Casey Miller drove his truck full of 
hay, and the young people had a most 
delightful time. 

Jim Hatch Assists 

In Glendale Field 



Jim Hatch is again with us in the 
Glendale Springs field to help in the 
three churches of this field. Jim has 
just graduated at the Columbia Bible 
College of Columbia, S. C. The ex- 
ercises were held on June 1. He plans 
to enter a Theological Seminary next 
fall. 

This summer will be the second sea- 

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Barbecue Supper 

A t Laurel Fork 



A barbecue chicken supper is plan- 
ned by the Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church for June 20 at the Laurel 
Springs School house. This supper will 
for the aid of completing the Sun- 
day School Building and finances of 
the church. 

The supner will be served from 5 
p. m. through 8 p. m. The ticket-; are 
on sale for $1.50 for adults and 75c for 
children. 

Glade Vallev Choir 

Sings At Glendale 



On April 19 at the Sunday evening 
service at Glendale Springs, the Glade 
Valley choir rendered an inspiring 
song service of sacred music. The 
choir consisted of about forty young 
peoDle who are students at Glade 
Valley. Mr. Edward C. Johnson is the 
efficient trainer and leader of this 
splendid choir. 

The ladies of the Glendale Springs 
Church served supper for group be- 
fore the service. 

MANY ACTIVITIES 

AT MT. JEFFERSON 



(Continued from page 1) 
two-week Bailv Vacation Bible School 
on June 8, and takes special pleasure 
in the fact that its staff includes in 
its number several of the young peo- 
ple who were themselves pupils of the 
school in former years. 

son that Jim has worked in this field. 
The Pioneers and Young People are 
looking forward to an interesting and 
inspiring summer. 

At. 



WHEN our God beholds us there, 
Wrestling in the place of prayer, 

Then the tide of battle turns, 
Then the flame of conquest burns, 

Then the faltering wail of fear 
Turns to victory's ringing cheer; 

Then the flag of truth prevails, 
Foes slink back and Satan quails. 

Bring us, Lord, oh, bring us there, 
Where we learn prevailing prayer. 

— Anon 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1964 



How Do We Spend 
Our Money? 



"Branding Iron" 

We spend 30 billion dollars each 
year in gambling. 

Crime committed by spoiled brats, 
juvenile delinquents and hardened 
criminals costs 20 billion dollars a year. 

We spend 9 1-2 billion a year for 
the privilege of smoking tobacco that 
causes foul breath, bad teeth, frayed 
nerves, ulcerated stomachs and cancer 
of the lungs! 

But all contributions for charity, 
welfare and religion put together is 
only 3.3 BILLION dollars — in other 
words we give about three times as 
much for tobacco alone as we do to all 
religious and welfare organizations 
combined! 

As a matter of fact, in America, more 
money is spent for dog food than for 
all the foreign missionaries of all 
churches of all denominations! 



God's Kind Care 

God hath not promised 

Skies always blue, 
Flower-strewn pathways, 

All our lives thro'; 
God hath not promised 

Sun without rain, 
Joy without sorrow, 

Peace without pain. 

God hath not promised 

We shall not know 
Toil and temptation, 

Trouble and woe; 
He hath not told us 

We shall not bear 
Many a burden, 

Many a care. 

God hath not promised 

Smooth roads and wide, 
Swift, easy travel. 

Needing no guide; 
Never a mountain, 

Rocky and steep, 
Never a river 

Turbid and deep: 

But God hath promised 

Strength for the day, 
Rest for the labor, 

Light for the way, 
Grace for the trials, 

Help from above, 
Unfailing sympathy, 

Undying love. 

— Annie Johnson Flint 



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Drug Center 

Center of Town 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Ham Supper At 
Glendale July 11 

Glendale Springs is famous for its 
chicken barbecues. When Johnse 
AVoodie begins to cooking over the 
barbecue pit, people begin to come. 
Now it is a ham supper. This ham sup- 
per is planned for the evening of July 
11 at the Memorial building, Glen- 
dale Springs, N. C. 

The hams have already been secur- 
ed and we invite you to come and 
enjoy fellowship and a pood ham sup- 
per. Of course there will be a charge 
for the supper which will be for the 
improvement of the details of the 
Memorial building. 

Miss Robinson To 

Be At Glendale 



Women Hold Annual 
Birthday Meeting 

The Women of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church met for the an- 
nual birthday meeting on Saturday 
night, May 16 at 7:30 p. m. The meet- 
ing was held in the Memorial Build- 
ing adjoining the church. 

Mrs. Louis J. Yelanjian, the presi- 
dent of the Women of Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church presided with 
women from each of the two circles 
present. The program was very in- 
teresting and the offering for the birth- 
day objectives was received. 

Refreshments were served with a 
birthday cake, which were enjoyed by 
all. 

Lansing Field 

Needs Minister 



We are delighted to announce that 
Miss Janet Robinson of Charlotte will 
be with us again this summer on July 
8 through the 11. Miss Robinson will 
teach the Young People each night at 
7:30 p. m. 

Every one were so inspired last 
summer by Miss Robinson's teaching 
that we are looking forward with 
much anticipation to her presence with 
us again. 

Miss Acheson To 

Help Here Again 

Miss Evelyn Acheson who is teach- 
ing in the West End Presbyterian 
Church School in the winter will be 
with us for the summer. She has al- 
ways been a helpful Daily Bible School 
teacher and will be of great service 
to the Glendale field this season. 



The Lansing field at present is 
without a minister but the news from 
that field is that the pulpit has been 
filled by Rev. Wayne Davis of Glade 
Valley, N. C. and Rev. James Monroe 
of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

We understand there will be some 
pioneers to go to the pioneer camp 
in June. 

Congratulations 
To Don Tucker 



We were glad to receive an an- 
nouncement of the marriage of Don 
Tucker of Laurel Springs, N. C. to 
Carol Lou James of North Wilkes- 
boro, N. C. on May 31, 1964. Don and 
Carol Lou were married in the Hin- 
shaw Street Baptist Church of North 
Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



111 Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



MRS. CLEMENTINE B. BESHEARS 

Mrs. Clementine Beshears of Glen- 
dale Springs passed away May 26, 1964 
at the ripe age of 86 years. Mrs. Be- 
shears. who was affectionately called 
Aunt Clemmie, was the mother of Mrs. 
Nealie Church and the grandmother 
of David and Mary Katherine Church 
who were young people in the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian before they 
left home. 

Aunt Clemmie was very active up 
to a few days before her passing, keep- 
ing house while her daughter worked. 
She has been a member and Christ- 
ian ever since the age of 12 years old 
when she united with the Bethel Bap- 
tist Church. Since then she moved her 
membership to Obids Baptist Church 
and then became a charter member of 
the Glendale Springs Baptist Church. 
"Light from its load the spirit flies. 
While heaven and earth combine to 

say, 
How blest the righteous when he dies." 

ROGER SMITH BARE 

Roger Smith Bare was called of God 
on May 15, 1964 at the age of 59 years. 
He was the son of Fiord T. and Rettie 
Goodman Bare of Ashe county. Six 
sisters, one brother, 2 sons, 4 daugh- 
ters and his wife mourn his passing. 
Mr. Bare was well known in the busi- 
ness of moving and construction of 
houses, and as a good business man 
of Ashe county. 

He united with the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church about a year ago. 
He had been in poor health in the last 
two years of his life. 

Roger, as he was known by all, pro- 
fessed his faith in Christ and has been 
a faithful Christian and church mem- 
ber. In his ill health he trusted in 
his Shepherd and was not afraid to 
walk with him through the valley. 
"Yea, though I walk through the val- 
ley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil, for thou art with 



JAMES LESTER IIUDLER 

James Lester Hudler passed away 
on May 9, 1964 being 70 years old. He 
was the son of Ira and Sarah Ann 
Long Hudler of Ashe county. He is 
survived by his wife, Mabel Dancy 
Hudler, one daughter, two brothers 
and three sisters. 

Mr. Hudler and his family attended 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church while living in Ashe county, 
and united with the Wilkesboro Pres- 



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Millers Creek in Wilkes county. 

Lester, as Mr. Hudler was known, 
was a friendly, busy man who attend- 
ed to his own business. He lived a 
good Christian life and was faithful 
to his profession. 

"Well done thou good and faithful 
servant, enter thou into the joy of the 
Lord." 

DEWEY B. JENKINS 

God called Dewey Benjamin Jenk- 
ins to his reward April 30. 1964 at 
the age of 59 years. Mr, Jenkins was 
the son of Vance and Mary Stringer 
Jenkins of the Wagoner community, 
Ashe county. He is survived by his 
wife. Mrs. Laura Blevins Jenkins, four 
daughters, one son, two brothers, and 
a sister. 

Mr. Jenkins had been a member of 
the Low Gap Presbyterian Church but 
afterwards united with the Wagoner 
Baptist Church when his former church 
was without a minister, and a new 
church was organized close to his home. 

Dewey, as he was affectionately call- 
ed, was a quiet, hard-working Christ- 
ian man. At the time of his death he 
had been ill for some time. When God 
released him from this life, he must, 
have entered into the joy of His Lord 
where there is no more suffering nor 
pain. 

We can say with the Psalmist — "He 
will dwell in the House of the Lord 
forever." 

MRS. JAMES DANCY 

Mrs. Carrie Hartense Dancy, the 
wife of James A. Dancy, passed away 
at the age of 75 years on April 26, 
1964. She was born in Ashe county to 
Horton and Sallie Wagoner Sheets. 

Mrs. Dancy is survived by her hus- 
band, two daughters, four sons, one 
brother, two sisters, 19 grandchildren 
and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Everyone will testify to the fact 
that Mrs. Dancy was a good Christian 
woman. She united at an early age 
with the Big Ridge Baptist Church. 



Mrs. Miller, 98, 

At Service May 10 

Mother's Day services were held in 
the Glendale Springs and Laurel Fork 
Churches on May 10. Mrs. John S. 
Miller, known by all around her as 
"Grandma," was at the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church bright and early. 

She was 98 years young on Decem- 
ber 27. What a blessing it was to 
have this dear grandmother with us 
on Mother's Day. 

When the Presbyterian Church was 
organized at Big Ridge, she attended 
this church and was very active in the 
Sunday School. 

For some time Mrs. Dancy suffered 
from a stroke, but we are thankful 
that she is renewed now in a new life 
in her Father's house in Heaven. She 
was not afraid to go on. 
"Afraid of what? 
To feel the spirit's glad release? 
To pass from pain to perfect peace, 
The strife and strain of life to cease, 
Afraid of that?" 

SIDNEY MILLER 

Sidney L. Miller passed away in 
Wichita, Kansas on June 6 at the age 
of 41 years. Mr. Miller was the son 
of the late Robert E. and Rose Miller 
of the Glendale Springs community. 
Sid attended the Boggs Sunday School 
when Miss Katheryn Hunt served a 
mission point there. May God bless 
and comfort those who miss their lov- 
ed one. 



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The Degradation Of 



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At one time the word "Sex" had a 
decent, legitimate meaning, for it des- 
ignated to people that God had creat- 
ed people as men and women for the 
purpose of replenishing the earth. "God 
created he him; male and female cre- 
ated he them. And God blessed them, 
and God said unto them. Be fruitful, 
and multiply, and replenish the earth." 
Gen. 1:27-28. It is a common error that 
people have in their minds, that sin 
then brought about reproduction of 
children in the world. This is not ac- 
cording to the scripture, for before 
man sinned, God blessed man and told 
him to replenish the earth. 

Indecent, vulgar minded people have 
taken the word "Sex" which at one 
time meant legitimately that men and 
women are born differently to pro- 
duce children in the world, and they 
have dipped it in the pig slop of in- 
decency and fed it to the public with 
a degraded, indecent meaning. They 
have sopped the word in the filthy 
mire of vulgar thought, and then sug- 
arcoated it and fed it to the public, 
especially to young peoole. 

The word "Sex" has been degraded 
until it takes its place among the 
filthy words that dirty-minded school 
children use to write upon the walls. 

The word "Sex" has been dehydrated 
of its meaning of responsibility and 
has been set way down as merely a 
means of pleasure. 

The word "Sex" has been set up as 
an idol for people to worship, even as 
the people of old worshipped the in- 
decent Baal of heathenism. 

The word "Sex" is now been de- 
graded to mean men and women who 
are loose, and cannot control their 
passions, and are set up as lust gods 
and goddesses before the world. 

Do you know that in the Russian 
text books, they teach you how to 
destroy a nation by promoting im- 
moral conditions. 

How can we work against indecency 
and vulgarity? We can turn away 
from vulgar programs on TV, we can 
boycott indecent movie films. We can 
work with the C. D. L. for prosecu- 
tion of venders of indecent literature. 
In a late issue of the "Readers Digest" 
the work of the C. D. L. (Citizens for 
Decent Literature) was described and 
explained. If any of our readers wish 
to learn of their work, write Citizens 
for Decent Literature, 3533 Edgeview 
Dr., Cincinnati 2, Ohio. 

May God help our Christian citizens 



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MR. AND MRS. HARTZOG 

To Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dudley 
Hartzog a baby boy was born on April 
12 at the Baptist Hospital, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

His name is Howard Dudley Hart- 
zog, Jr. Congratulations to Dudley and 
Peggy. May God bless you and the 
little one. Mrs. Hartzog's maiden name 
was Miss Peggy Saultz of Glendale 
Springs Church. 

MR. AND MRS. WHITMER 

To Mr. and Mrs. Roy William Wliit- 
mer a baby boy was born on March 
24 in the Watt's Hospital, Raleigh, H. 
C. * 

His name is John Bricker Whitmer, 
Congratulations to Bill and Mary 
Frances. May God bless you and the 
little one. Mrs. Whitmer's maiden name 
was Miss Mary Frances Luke of the 
Glendale Springs Church. 

MR. AND MRS. DON KILBY 

To Mr. and Mrs. Don Kilbv a baby 
boy was born on May 5. 1964 in the 
Wilkes Hospital, North Wilkesboro, N. 
C. The boy was named Robert Bryan 
Kilby. Congratulations to Joan and 
Don. May God bless your little one. 
Mrs. Kilby was formerly Miss Joan 
Miller of Laurel Fork Church. 

MR. AND MRS. BOB HALL 

To Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hall a baby 
boy was born on March 13, 1964 in 
the Ashe County Memorial Hospital, 

to fight this poison that is thrown out 
for the consumption of our growing 
generation. 



God Blessed The 

Glendale Revival 



Rev. Charles McNutt of Northside 
Presbyterian Church of Burlington, N. 
C. preached during the week of April 
20 through the 26. We feel sure that 
God blessed this meeting. It was well 
attended and God refreshed the con- 
gregation by the preaching of His 
Word. 

Many reconsecrated their lives to 
Christ during this meeting. 

The following were received into 
the fellowship of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church: Mrs. Hope 
Crepps, Mrs. Betty June Miller, Mrs. 
Mazie Miller, Miss Dena K. Rice. 

We feel that, prayer preparation for- 
tius meeting was the secret of its suc- 
cess. We thank all for your prayers. 
May God bless brother Charles Mc- 
Nutt in the work of his church in 
Burlington, N. C. 

Jefferson, N. C. 

His name is Mickey Jay Hall. Con- 
gratulations to Bob and' Shirley. Shir- 
ley was formerly Miss" Shirley Long 
and both Mr. and Mrs. Hall attend the 
Laurel Fork Church. 

MR. AND MRS. HENRY A. YOUNG 

To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen Young 
a baby boy was born on March 14, 
1964 in the Swedish Covenant Hos- 
pital of Chicago, 111. His name is Paul 
Raymond Young. Congratulations to 
Henry and Mary Jo. Mary Jo, now 
living in Chicago, was the former 
Mary Jo Miller of Glendale Springs 
and attended the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church. 



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News Of Work In 

Ebenezer Field 



The Lord has been blessing abund- 
antly at Ebenezer, Low Gap and Peak 
Creek. Plans are underway for im- 
provements at all three churches. It 
is hoped that all three can be painted 
this fall and yard work done at each. 

Vaughn Bowlin and Eugene Miller 
are in charge of the work at Peak 
Creek. Some trees have been cut and 
the brush cleared. Steps will be built 
this fall. 

Albert Bare and Tarn Lyle are in 
charge of the work at Low Gap. Paint- 
ing is to be done and new steps will 
be built. 

Tom Bare and sons ably completed 
the basement floor at Ebenezer last 
fall. Now Coy and Winston Atwood 
are in charge of the work at Ebenezer 
which will be painting. 

If you wish to be of service to your 
church and your Lord, contact one of 
the men in charge of the work at 
your church. 

During the absence of Mr. Smiley, 
the pulpit was ably filled by two min- 
isters and one layman. The ministers 
were Dr. R. H. Stone and Dr. John 
\V. Luke. The layman was Dr. James 
Rhodes of West Jefferson. Mr. Smiley 
is grateful to each for his service for 
the Lord Jesus Christ in this way. 

Attendance in Sunday School is still 
averaging around 40 with much in- 
terest being shown in the attendance 
record. Pins for perfect attendance are 
to be awarded at three-month interv- 
als. About twenty or twenty-five re- 
ceived their three-month pin in July 
and are looking forward to the six- 
month pin to be awarded early in Oc- 
tober. It must be remembered that one 
does not attend Sunday School for an 
award, nor should one expect to re- 
ceive one. One attends regularly in 
order to realize some continuity in the 
lessons and to learn of the Lord Christ. 
The awards are simply a by-product. 

The high school class is busily learn- 
ing the Child's Catechism under the 
able teaching of Miss Ruth Bowlin. 
This will prove to be valuable for each 
(Continued on page 4) 

Refiiiishing Done 

At Lansing Church 



The members of the Lansing Church 
have been without a regular pastor 
for some time. Dr. Bob Stamper, Dr. 
R. H. Stone, and Rev. James Monroe 
have been filling the pulpit at interv- 
als. 

The Lansing Church members have 
recently repainted walls and ceiling. 
The floor has been refinished. The in- 
side of the sanctuary is much lighter, 
and a beautiful job has been done. The 
cost of this refinishing will amount 
to approximately $800. The members 
should be congratulated on the nice 
appearance of the church. 




DR. KOHERT STAMPER 

Ashe Countv Man 

To Head Seminary 

Dr. Ernest L. Inwood. Chairman of 
the Board of the Biblical Seminary of 
New York announces that the board 
of trustees of the seminary was un- 
animous in selecting Dr. R. L. Stamp- 
er as President of the institution. 

Robert Stamper was born at War- 
rensville, N. C. Ashe County, and came 
from a large family of Mr. and Mrs. G. 
C. Stamper. G. C. Stamper, the father 
of Bob Stamper was raised near Laurel 
Springs, N. C. Some of the older people 
of Laurel Spring's remember Mr. 
Grover Stamper as a child, and attend- 
ed a little one room school with him. 

Dr. Bob Stamper has been an in- 
(Contirmed on Da^f t; 

Lively Speaks At 

Bethel Revival 



Rev. Denver Lively from Green 
Bank, W. Va. preached for revival ser- 
vices at Bethel Presbyterian Church 
beginning September 13th and ending 
the night of 18th. Services were held 
at 7 p. m. each night. 

Mr. Lively in his early days was a 
coal miner. He held a pastorate at 
Rockingham, N. C. for a number of 
vpars 



^WINSTON - SALEM PRES- 
BYTERY MEETS ON SEP- 
TEMBER 22 IN THE FIRST 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
OF MT. AIRY. DR. D. S. Mc- 
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Many S u in m e r 
Activities At 
Mt. Jefferson 



The summer months have passed 
quickly. Back in June, there was the 
well-attended Daily Vacation Bible 
School for two weeks. Then immedia- 
tely upon this came Presbytery's Pio- 
neer Camp, at which Mt. Jefferson was 
represented by five young people. The 
same week, the week of June 21, three 
of our ladies, Mrs. Ivan Miller, Mrs. 
Bill Mullis, and Mrs. T. I. Smith, at- 
tended the Synodical Conference at 
Greenville, N. C. 

July was a most interesting month 
for this section of North Carolina. "The 
Wagon Train" — commemorative of 
Daniel Boone's passage westward, and 
traveled for four days here on foot, 
horseback, or in covered wagon — had 
as members some of our Mt. Jefferson 
folk. We do well to remember this 
famous character from American hist- 
ory- Although a Quaker, Boone had a 
Presbyterian sense of foreordination. 
When asked in his later years by Sena- 
tor Thomas Hart Benton to what he 
ascribed his escaping from so many 
dangers and coming to a ripe age, he 
answered: "I was ordained by God to 
open the wilderness". And his state- 
(Continued on page 3) 

Dr. Gwynn Named 
New President 
Of Glade Valley 

On September 1 Glade Valley school 
opened with a new president, Dr. Price 
H. Gv/ynn, Jr., who is one of the 
prime educators of North Carolina. 
"The Place of Religion in Public Edu- 
cation" is one of the books of which 
Dr. Gwynn is the author. 

All of his ministry has been spent 
in educational work. His work in this 
field began as superintendent of the 
city schools in Reidsville. For four- 
teen years he was teacher and direc- 
tor of student guidance at Davidson 
College. Later he was director of 
Christian Education in the Synod of 
North Carolina. For four years he was 
Director of Leadership Education in 
the Northern Presbyterian Church. He 
accepted the call to become dean of 
Flora Macdonald College, and was dean 
of St. Andrews College and director 
of the Guidance Center. 

The trustees of Glade Valley School 
are delighted to have this educator 
to direct the affairs of the growing 
institution. He and Mrs. Gwynn, the 
former Miss Elma May Crutchfield 
of Reidsville, moved into the Norfleet 
Memorial residence on August 26. A 
reception was held in their honor on 
the 28. New strides in Glade Valley's 
program of Christian culture, Christ- 
ian character, and Christian education 
are on the way. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 

R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

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Entered as Second Class Matter 
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Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 
Zip Code 28G40 



Used Teabags 



By Jim Hatch 



A college friend and I were talking 
one day about a strange thing that 
happened on the foreign mission field. 
He told me that on the mission sta- 
tion in the former Belgian Congo. 
where his parents worked, another 
missionary family received a big pack- 
age from one of the churches at home 
that were supporting them. Excited, 
of course, by the arrival of one of the 
eagerly looked forward to packages 
from home, the family gathered around 
to open it and see what surprise there 
was for them. 

Surprise is not the word. Upon open- 
ing the package they found a huge 
box of used teabags. Used teabags! 
The ladies' missionary group back 
home had sent a box of used teabags 
to the missionaries. Imagine how the 
missionaries felt. Better still, imagine 
how God felt. 

The church had sent used teabags 
to the missionaries. What do these tea- 
bags represent? They represent a ter- 
rible ignorance of the real need on 
the mission field. Did the missionaries 
need the used teabags? Some people 
may be able to get three and four 
cups out of one bag, but without a 
doubt, the teabags found themselves 
in the bottom of the trash barrel, with 
the exception of a couple that the 
missionary would show others to prove 
that this had really happened. What 
was the real need on the station there 
in the Congo? It surely was not used 
teabags. A letter from the people at 
home would have found that the real 
need, rather than used teabags, was 
some new hymn books for the national 
church, or an electric generator for 
the new printing press, or just simple 
down-to-earth prayer for the mission- 
aries, individually, as they labored to 
bring the Gospel to those who had 
never heard. 

Are you ignorant of the real need 
on the mission field? Why don't you 
do something about it? 

The church sent used teabags to the 
missionaries. What do these teabags 



Iii Memory Of 
Earl Bare 



Young People Of 

Glendale Active 



Earl Alton Bare of West Jefferson, 
Rt. 2, passed away at 1:45 a. m. at the 
Ashe Memorial Hospital on August 20 
after being sick for awhile. Earl was 
the son of M. Pharr Bare and Margaret 
Mash Bare, and was born April 29, 
1942. His life here on this earth was 
22 years and 4 months. 

In Earl's early life he was injured 
at play, and was not too well at times 
but was very active in all his interest 
of life. He graduated at Ashe Central 
High School and was an active Boy 
Scout of troop 115 of Glendale Springs. 

Earl was member of the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church, having 
professed the Lord and united with 
the church on Oct. 30, 1955. 

Earl was a good hearted < heerful 
boy. and hardlv ever complained, al- 
though he had been injured as a child. 
He had manv friends and was a use- 
ful and bright boy. 

His time upon this earth was not 
long, but God in his wisdom saw best 
to call him at this time. 

"Safe in the arms of Jesus, 
Safe on His gentle brea 't 
There by His love o'ershaded, 
Sweetly my soul shall rest." 

represent? They represent an abysm- 
al unconcern for the work of God on 
the mission field. This unconcern is 
reflected in the ignorance of the real 
need. This unconcern is reflected in 
the worthless activity and self-center- 
ed "sacrifice" that in no way helps 
get the job done overseas. The value 
of a box of used teabags is measured 
in pennies, and one or two, at that. 
A concern for the Lord's work, over- 
seas and at home, will prompt gen- 
erous giving and eager, profitable ac- 
tion. 

Are you unconcerned about the 
work of the Lord overseas? Why don't 
you do something about it? 

The church sent used teabags to the 
missionaries. What do these teabags 
represent? They represent a tragic 
misconception of the responsibility God 
has given each Christian for world 
missions. The ones that sent the tea- 
bags could now sit back in front of 
the fire at home, content that they had 
fulfilled their obligation to God for 
world missions. Never did they realize 
that God demands a personal involve- 
ment of every Christian in the work 
of the church across the sea, whether 
he goes himself or stays home to pray 
and give and work that others may 
go. Too many church members leave 
the work of the church, foreign and 
home, to the pastors and missionaries, 
when the Great Commission is still 
ringing out to the whole church. The 
proper conception of our responsibil- 
ity is that each one has an obligation 
before God for world missions. Ask 
God what yours is. 

Do you have the misconception that 
because you put a dollar in the plate 
and mutter "God bless the missionar- 
ies," you have fulfilled your obliga- 
tion to God for world missions? Why 
don't you do something about it? 



The young people of the Glendale 
Springs field have enjoyed having 
with them this summer to direct their 
activities, Jim Hatch of Columbia, S. 
C. 

Each Sunday night the young peo- 
ple's meeting is held and conducted 
by one of their members leading. Mr. 
Hatch gave several good Bible studies 
at these meetings. 

On August 6 a hay ride was taken 
to Doughton Park and a hot dog roast 
supper was enjoyed. Games were plav- 
ed and a short devotion was held. Mr. 
and Mrs. Casey Miller transported the 
young people in Mr. Miller's truck. 

The young people of the Laurel 
Fork Church met on Thursday nights 
for recreation and a devotional service 
afterward. These services were con- 
ducted by Jim Hatch. 

A picnic at Doughton Park was al- 
so enjoyed by the Laurel Fork young 
people. 



Obituary 



Rev. James Robert Lowery Berry 
was born in Washington county, Vir- 
ginia, on January 5, 1895, the son of 
John Beniamin and Naomi King Ber- 
ry. On July 3, 1922 he was married 
to Miss Dovie Jane Venable of Pilot 
Mountain N. C. To them two child- 
ren were born, Elizabeth Jane, a prec- 
ious little jewel of a short stay on 
earth, t.nd Robert Allen. 

His education beyond high school 
was obtained in three great educa- 
tional institutions of the Church — 
Davidson College and King College, 
from which he was graduated with an 
A. B. degree. His formal theological 
education was continued in Union 
Theological Seminarv in Virginia in 
the years 1917-1920. Through the years 
he has continued to add new furniture 
to his mind. 

Ordained in 1920 he began his min- 
istry in Stokes county. Then as if God 
had said, "Move westward, young 
man," he was in Surry county, and 
then another westward move and his 
ministry is in Alleghany county. Then 
he answered the call to Gaston coun- 
ty, and to Granville, and back again 
to Alleghany. A roll call of the 
churches he was served would include 
Asbury, Collinstown, Dan River, Hills, 
Pine Ridge, Flat Rock, Carson Mem- 
orial (now Sparta), Glade Valley, 
Rocky Ridge. East Belmont, Geneva, 
Oak Hill, Hebron, and Stovall. 

He is survived by his companion of 
42 years, a son, Robert Allen Berry, 
superintendent of education of the 
Beaufort Area in Lancaster county, 
S. C; five grandchildren, one sister, 
Mrs. Alice Thomas, of Abingdon, Va., 
two half sisters. Mrs. Elizabeth Kel- 
ler, of Bristol, Va. and Mrs. Minerva 
Thompson, of Abingdon; three half 
brothers, Messrs William, John, and 
David Berry, each of Abingdon. 

With them a host of friends, though 
saddened, rejoice in his life, love, and 
labours, and of his membership in the 
General Assembly of the first born. 



SEPTEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Mrs. John Miller 



Was Unforgettable 



It has been interesting to have known 
two of the most unforgettable charact- 
ers in the "Reader's Digest", but I have 
also been fortunate to have known 
another unforgettable character, Mrs. 
John S. Miller, lovingly called by all 
"Grandma Bell." 

The story of Mrs. Miller's life is very 
interesting history, covering almost a 
century of life. She was born in Iredell 
County December 27th, 1865, a few 
months after the close of the Civil War. 
She was called of God July 23, 1864, 
making her life here 98 years, 6 months 
and 1 day. 

Grandma Miller's mother was Mar- 
garet Moore Kerr whose mother Miss 
Leaser came from Scotland. 

September 12. 1812 her father, Mat- 
thew Kerr was born in Ireland and 
came to America at the age of 3 years. 
On the boat which her father sailed an 
aunt was born and named for the boat, 
Isabella. This aunt died and Mrs. Mil- 
ler was named for her aunt Ruth Isa- 
bella Kerr. Consequently her middle 
name was that of the boat upon which 
her father sailed from Ireland. 

On April 3, 1886, Miss Ruth Isabella 
Kerr was married to Mr. John S. Mil- 
ler in the Methodist Church at Taylors- 
ville, N. C. She was just over twenty 
years of age. and Mr. Miller was fifty 
years of age being a Civil War veteran. 
Mr. Miller was a widower having seven 
children in his family. 

From this marriage of Miss Kerr and 
Mr. John S. Miller there were born 
seven children. Three of these have 
preceeded their mother in death, and 
the following remain: Mrs. Friel John- 
son of North Wilkesboro. N. C. Mrs. 
Paul Church, of North Wilkesboro, N. 
C. Mr. Fred Miller of Laurel Springs, 
N. C, and Mr. Sid Miller of Sparta, N. 
C. 

Besides many friends and relatives, 
there are 20 grand children, 36 great 
grand children, and 3 great, great 
grand children who mourn the passing 
of Mrs. Miller. 

Over 30 years ago, Mrs. Miller united 
with the Liberty Grove BaDtist Church 
of Wilkes County, where she remained 
a faithful Christian. In her last days. 
Grandma Bell made her home with her 
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Miller 
of Laurel Springs, N. C. and attended 
the Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church 
faithfully. 

The last rites for this dear lady were 
conducted by Revs. Paul Shoupe and J. 
W. Luke on Thursday, July 30th in the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church. In- 
terment was in the Meadow Fork 
Cemetery. 

It was interesting to visit Grandma 
Bell Miller, and to sit and talk with 
one who had experienced a long life. 
It was such an inspiration to be with 
one who had passed through almost a 
century of joys, burdens, and sorrows, 



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MRS JOHN S. MILLER 



and yet was so uncomplaining, patient, 
cheerful and serene. It was good to 
have known Grandma Bell, and her 
friends, her relatives, and her children, 
"Rise up and call her blessed." 

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is 
vain: but a woman that feareth the 
Lord, she shall be praised." Prov. 31:30. 

"Servant of God, well done! 
Thy glorious warfare's past, 

The battle's fought, the race is won, 
And thou art crowned at last." 



ACTIVITIES AT 

MOUNT 



JEFFERSON 



(Continued from page 1) 
ment of belief (Bakeless, p 368f) ran: 
"I always loved God ever since I could 
recollect; and all the religion I have is 
to love and fear God, believe in Jesus 
Christ, do all the good to my neighbor 
and myself that I can, do as little harm 
as I can help, and trust in God's mercy 
for the rest". 

Mt. Jefferson had its Church and 
Sunday School picnic — noon of Sun- 
day, July 19th. For the vacation Sun- 
days, we welcomed to the pulpit: Dr. R. 
H. Stone (acting President of Glade 
Valley School), Professor Leo Pritchett 
(of Appalachian State Teachers Col- 
lege), and Rev. Edgar C. Mayse (past- 
or of the Presbyterian Church of Fin- 
castle, Va.). 

In the middle of August came the 
happy occasion of the v/edding of Miss 
Linda Reeves to Mr. Gordon Bondur- 
ant. The bride is the daughter of our 



Stork List 



A baby girl was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl Mash of Glendale Springs, 
N. C. on June 22. The baby was born. 
in the Ashe Memorial Hospital and 
her name is Starlet Jeneen Mash. Con- 
gratulations to Carl and Peggy, and 
may God bless this little one who has 
come into their family. 

A baby boy was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert R. Miller of Bel Air, Md. 
on July 31. His name is Robert R. 
Miller, Jr. Mrs. Miller was formerly 
Miss Irene Atwood and she and Robert 
came from the Ebenezer community. 
May God bless this little one who is a 
new addition to the Miller family. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Webb 
of Calloway, Va. on July 6 a baby boy. 
His name is Joseph Warren Webb. 
Mrs. Webb was formerly Miss Madge 
Atwood of Ebenezer community. May 
God bless this little one in the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Webb. Congratula- 
tions. 

The announcement of the birth of 
Eleanor Jeannine Miller on May 29 
did not get in the last Ashe Presby- 
terian. Eleannine is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Miller of Hamp- 
ton, Va. Mr. Miller is the son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Reo Miller of West Jeffer- 
son, N. C. and is known as Bill. We 
congratulate this young couple in the 
addition to their family of this fine 
baby girl. 

Born to Mr. and Ivirs. Jimmy Lum 
Dancy a baby boy on Friday, Septem- 
ber 4 in the Ashe Memorial Hospital. 
The name of this little fellow is James 
Michael Dancy and he looks like his 
father, Jimmy Lum. May God bless 
this new addition to the family. 

Clerk of Session at the Mt. Jefferson 
Church, and Mr. Bondurant — well 
known by Presbytery's Pioneer Camp 
workers as former manager of the 
Moravian Camp facilities — is a teach- 
er at the McCallie School, Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

And now, it's back to school for all 
of us for another school (and church) 
year. 

Home Furnishing 
Store 



Victor Clark 
Lansing, 



Worth Greer 
N. C. 



Hodges Ideal Laundry 

Dry Cleaning and Laundry 



Phone 246-3231 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Compliments of 

Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 
Dial 246-3161 West Jefferson, N. C. 



PAPTC FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER 19G4 



Glendale DVBS 

Teachers Feast 



At the close of the Glendale Springs 
Daily Vacation Bible School the teach- 
ers and helpers had a nice feast at the 
Cherry Hill Restaurant. Mr. and Mrs. 
L. J. Yelanjian were so good as to in- 
vite the crew out and entertain them. 
In the picture you will see the group 
feeling very happy over the appetizing 
dinner. Those in the picture are as 
follows: 

Jim Hatch, Mrs. Emmie Bare Joan 
Caudill, Linda Stroud, Joan Harless, 
Miss Evelyn Acheson Marsha Stanley, 
Mrs. Hope Crepps, Ella Mae Miller, 
and Billie Faye Combs. 

Miss Acheson Goes 
Back To Hopewell 

Every one is leaving these days. 
Some are going back to school, others 
are going back to work. 

Miss Evelyn Acheson, who spends 
her summer in the Glendale Spring; 
Field teaching Sunday School and 
working in the Bible Schools ha' left 
for Hopewell, Va. where she teaches 
in the Christian Day School of the 
West End Presbyterian Church. 

We pray that Miss Acheson will have 
a happy and fruitful winter in her 
work at the West End School. We are 
very grateful for the fine Christian 
work she does in this field. 



NEWS OF WORK IN 

EBENEZER 



FIELD 



(Continued rrom o-Jge 1) 
student. 

The churches have each purchased 
two beautiful hardwood offering plates, 
and the churches jointly purchased a 
lovely Communion service. These ad- 
ditions enhance the worship services 
greatly. 

Everyone living in the area of these 
churches is invited to be present for 
Sunday School and Church. God needs 
you! 

The annual decoration and mem- 
orial service was held at 2 p. m. on 
Sunday, August 9 at Ebenezer, and a 
decoration service was held at Peak 
Creek on Sunday, August 23. 

ASHE COUNTY MAN 

TO HEAD SEMINARY 



(Continued from page i) 
structor at King College, served 10 
years as U. S. Navy Chaplain and since 
1955 has been the Vice President of 
Columbia Theological Seminary, De- 
catur, Ga. 

May God bless Dr. Stamper as he 
takes this important position in God's 
service. 

r 



W. J. Electric Co. 

A full line of modern General 
Electric Appliances. 

Phone 246-4621 
West Jefferson. N. C. 




GLENDALE SPRINGS Bible School teachers were entertained at Cher- 
ry Hill Coffee Shop. They are, Jim Hatch, Mrs. L. H. Bare, Joan Caudill, 
Linda Stroud, Joan Harless, Evelyn Acheson, Marsha Stanley, Ella Mae 
Miller, and Billie Faye Combs. 



Rufus Long Bank 

Vice President 



Rufus Long was one o fthe eleven 
children of Mr. and Mrs. George Long, 
and raised in the Ebenezer Church and 
Sunday School. 

On June 1st Rufus accepted the po- 
sition of Vice President of The First 
Virginia Corporation which is a chain 
of banks in Eastern Virginia. 

A paragraph from a release gives the 
details as follows: 

"Mr. Ralph A. Beeton, President of 
the First Virginia Corporation, has an- 
nounced the election of Mr. Rufus A. 
Long to the office of Vice President, 
Director of Bank Credit Division. Prior 
to accepting his new position on June 
1st, 1964, Mr. Long was associated with 
the North Carolina National Bank, 
Charlotte, N. C. as Assistant Vice 
Presidetnt." 

Rufus holds the rank of Major in the 



Memorial Service 

Held At Ebenezer 

On August 9. Sunday afternoon at 
2:30 p. m. a memorial service was held 
in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church 
in honor of past loved ones. 

The graves of the old cemetery were 
decorated beautifully by friends and 
relatives. 

U. S. Air Force Reserve and a veteran 
of World War II. He received a B. S. 
degree from Davidson and masters de- 
gree in Banking and Finance from the 
University of Pennsylvania. He has 
other degrees and has taught courses 
on banking in three colleges. 

We are glad and proud to hear of the 
advancement of our young Ashe Coun- 
ty men. Not only is Rufus very active 
in the business world, but he is a con- 
secrated Christian taking part in many 
activities of the Presbyterian Church. 



The Lansing Service Store 

Paint and Hardware and 5 AND 10c STORE 

Useful Articles at Moderate Prices. 



Phone 845-2473 



Lansing, N. C. 



Burgess Furniture Store 

"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 
Telephone 246-2581 West Jefferson, N. C. 



SEPTEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Miss Bancy And 

Mr. Vainioy Wed 

Due to the fact this marriage han- 
pened when the paper was in press at 
that time it was not recorded in our 
paper. We just discovered it had not 
been put in our paper. 

Herbert Ray Vannoy of West Jef- 
ferson and Miss Joyce Evelyn Dancy of 
Glendale Springs were married on 
March 28, 1964 at the home of the 
bride. Herbert is the son of Fred Van- 
noy of West Jefferson, N. C. and just 
recently returned from service in the 
U. S. Army. Joyce is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dancy of Glen- 
dale Springs, and has been one of 
most faithful Sunday School teachers 
in the Presbyterian Church. 

The marriage ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. J. W. Luke. Delicious 
refreshments were served after the 
wedding. We pray God's blessings for 
these young people as they make their 
home in Winston-Salem, N. C. 

On March 21 a household shower 
was given in honor of Joyce in the 
Memorial Building at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church. 

Hatch Leaves For 

Work At Seminary 




LAUREL FORK Presbyterian Church had Daily Vacation Bible School 
in June with an attendance of 43. 



Major Joe Long 

N o w I n Greece 



The Robert Laynes 
Visit At Glendale 



On August 27 Jim Hatch left for 
home. Jim has served as assistant to 
the pastor of the Glendale Springs 
Field this summer. He graduated at 
Columbia Bible College, South Caro- 
lina last spring and worked with us 
all summer. 

Jim has filled a hundred places and 
served in miscellaneous jobs in this 
wide spread field. Some of his jobs 
were driving the Sunday School car- 
ry-all, bringing in the young people 
to their meetings, holding Sunday 
Schools, preaching every Sunday, 
teaching Daily Vacation Bible School 
in three schools, supervising recrea- 
tion on Wednesdays and Saturdays on 
the baseball diamond and in the gym 
of the Memorial Building, leading sing- 
ing, having Bible Studies at young 
people meetings, and innumerable 
things that you cannot count. 

Jim was a great favorite among 
young and old. He was good-natured, 
willing, friendly to all, and gave him- 
self in service for the Lord Christ in 
unstinted effort. 

When the Convenant Seminary in 
St. Louis, Mo. begins its term this fall, 
Jim will enter and study for the min- 
istry, preferably to serve in the world 
mission field. 

We wish Jim a nice time as he goes 
to see the prettiest girl in the world, I 
'•Jan." The young people know how | 
he talked about "Jan." 
^ May God bless richly Jim's career I 

Robert's Drug j 

Store j 

"We fill any doctor's ! 

Prescription" j Dial 246-2611 

Phone 246-2761 j 

West Jefferson, N. C. i 



Joe Long, another son of Mr. George 
Long of Ebenezer community is a 
Major in the U. S. Air Force. Joe was 
raised in the Ebenezer Church as a 
child. He is a jet pilot stationed at 
Athens in Greece. He reports that the 
situation there looks dangerous. 

as he studies at the Seminary this win- 
ter. We hope he will be back to see 
us again next summer. All of us in the 
Glendale Field sent Jim off with our 
prayers and best wishes. 



Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layne who 
worked in the Glendale Springs field 
in the summer of 1961 visited us on the 
week end of August 23rd. 

A new addition to their family is 
little Robert Timothy Layne who is 9 
months old. Mr. Layne gave a message 
in the morning service at Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Layne now live in 
Chattanooga. Tenn. and both work for 
the Highland Baptist Church. Mrs. 
Layne teaches in the Tennessee Temple 
School, and Bob works with one of the 
mission churches. 



Compliments of 

Ashe Comity Motor Co., Inc. 

FORD — Sales and Service 
Phone 246-7811 West Jefferson, N. C. 






Phone 3-2552 



Rose Grocery 

Where friends meet to talk and shop. 

Glendale Springs, N. C. 



Parker Tie Company j 

I 

Everything for Building. 
"If You Are Building, See Us" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1964 



Laurel Fork S. S. 

Ridg. Worked On 



Saturday, August 3 was a busy day 
at Laurel Fork. It was the day set to 
work on the spring, the septic tank 
and install bowls and toilet eo.uipment 
in the rest rooms also install the kitch- 
en sink. 

Bill Wyatt of Millers Creek v/ho is 
a member of Bethel Church, offered 
his services free to put in the plumb- 
ing. At 8 p. m. Bill and two men 
showed up and went to work. We 
thank Bill for his generous help. 

The men of Laurel Fork Church 
completed the septic tank, put up sheet 
rock, laid flooring, cleaned and dug 
the spring deeper for water for the 
project. As soon as a suitable pump is 
purchased it will complete the job. 

At dinner time Mrs. Edna Miller 
served a hot dinner at the church, for 
all who worked. Everyone appreciat- 
ed this delicious dinner, cooked by 
Mrs. Miller. 

Iii Memory Of 
Toy Johnson 

Toy Johnson passed away on July 
30, 19G4 and was born March 3, 1915. 
Mr. Johnson was one of the fine citi- 
zens of Ashe county. 

Funeral services were held in the 
North Beaver Creek Baptist Church 
August 4, at 11:00 a. m. Final resting 
place is in the Calloway Cemetery. 
Sunset and evening star, 

And one clear call for me! 
And may there be no moaning of the 
Bar 

When I put out to sea, . . . 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face, 

When I have crossed the bar. 

Sheets Takes 

Dietitian Job 



Richard Sheets recently returned 
from the service in the U. S. Navy and 
has accepted the position of Dietition 
in the Wilkes County Hospital. 

Richard was raised on Peak Creek in 
Ashe county, and was a good member 
of the Peak Creek Presbyterian 
Church. He is the son of Mrs. Luellen 
Sheets now living on Peak Creek. His 
father passed away some years ago. We 
feel the hospital has secured a fine 
man for this work, and may God bless 
Richard as he fills this position. 



! 



The Highlander 
Motel 

"In The Beautiful 

Ashe County Mountains" 

Modern Motel and 

Eff. Apartments. 

Phone 246-5231 — Rt. 16 & 18 

Jefferson, N. C. 




ONE OF THE LARGEST Bible Schools was held at Bethel Presbyterian 
Church August 10-17. 



Resigns 



Davis 

x\t Glade Valley 



Rev. Wayne Davis has been the Eng- 
lish teacher at Glade Valley for the 
past year and done a fine work as 
head of the English Department. Mr. 
Davis also organized the summer 



school and held the first rummer 
coaching school for high school sub- 
jects. Mr. Davis has also filled pul- 
pits from time to time in the Pres- 
bytery. 

The Presbyterian Church of Vencen- 
ness, Indiana has called Mr. Davis to 
be the pastor, and he has accepted, 
and moved to his new work this sum- 
mer. We pray God will bless Wayne 
in this new position. 



j West Jefferson, 



McNeill's 

On The Square! 
"The Friendly Place To Shop" 



North Carolina 



Lansing Grocery Company 

Friendly Service 



Lansing, 



North Carolina 



Dial 246-3251 



Compliments of 

W. J. Parts Company 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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i ! 



Compliments of 

Spaiiihonr's 

Choose your fall fashions here. 
North Wilkesboro and Elkin, North Carolina 



SEPTEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Pioneers Camp 
At Laurel 






Pioneers from Glendale Springs 
Church and Gillespie Church enjoyed 
the week of June 22nd through 2fith at 
the Moravian Church Camp, Camp 
Laurel Ridge in Ashe County. 

Mrs. L. H. Bare of the Glendale 
Springs Church was counselor at the 
camp. 

Jackie Miller, Dian Miller and Chris. 
Bare from Glendale Springs attended 
camp and Danny Stansberry and Rob- 
ert Ham from Gillespie Church. 

The cut in this paper shows the 
campers as they stand before the camp 
sign on highway 18 just below Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church. 

Miss Miller And 

Mr. Hodges Marry 



Miss Ella Mae Miller of Glendale 
Springs, N. C. was married to Den- 
nis Atwood Hodges of Austell, Ga. on 
August 2 at 2 p. m. in the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church. 

Miss Miller is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Garfield Miller of Glendale 
Springs and a member of the Presby- 
terian Church. 

James Hatch renderea three approp- 
riate solus for the v/edding. Rev. J. 
W. Luke performed the nuptual ser- 
vices. May God bless these young peo- 
ple as they betroth their faith to onp 
another. 

Mrs. R. C, Barr 
Honored By Women 



A special service honoring Mrs. R. C. 
Barr was held in the Mt. Jefferson 
Presbvterian Church on Monday even- 
ing July 13. 

An Honorary Life Membership was 
presented Mrs. Barr on behalf of Circle 
No. 2 o fthe Mt. Jefferson Church, 
West Jefferson. N. C. 

Mrs. Mont Jones made the presen- 
tation to Mrs. Barr in behalf of the 
Circle. 

Mrs. Barr was one of the charter 
members of the Mt. Jefferson Presby- 
terian Church when it was orcanized 
as the West Jefferson Presbyterian in 
1825. She has held many positions in 
the church as well as the Woman's or- 
ganization of Winston-Salem Presby- 
terv. 

We congratulate Mrs. Barr in this 

| Little Bob's 

! Drug Center 

j 2 Stores, 

| Center of Town 

j and New Shopping Center 

! Complete Fountain 

j and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 
I North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




PIONEERS who attended camp at the Moravian Church Camp were 
Jackie and Diane Miller and Chris Bare of the Glendale Springs Church 
and Danny Stansbsrry and Robert Ham of Gillespie Church. 



God Be With You 
Till We Meet Again 



lij Jiui H..U1. 



Farewells always come hard. After 
a second summer of assisting Dr. John 
W. Luke with the three churches in 
his parish, this farewell comes from 

well deserved honor, and may God 
bless Mrs. Barr in many years of serv- 
ice. 



me, not merely to tTie members and 
friends of three churches and three 
communities. Rather, it is though I am 
leaving home itself. Let me express 
to all of you whom I have come to 
know and love, my deep appreciation 
for your friendship and fellowship in 
Christ and for the many kindnesses 
you have extended to me both last 
summer and this. Thank you for open- 
ing not only your homes but your 
hearts to me. I only regret that I could 
not have spent more time getting to 
know more of you better. May the 
Lord bless each one of you as you love 
and serve Him. 



Compliments of 

Belk's Department Store 

North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 



I Dial 246-4591 

i 



West Jefferson, N. C. j 

I 



Compliments of 

Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 838-8552 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



PAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1964 



Vacation Bible 
Schools Held In 
Glendale Field 



GLENDALE SPRINGS SCHOOL 

The Glendale Springs Daily Vaca- 
tion Bible School was held June 29 
through July 8. The teachers in this 
Bible School v/ere: Jim Hatch, Mrs. 
L. H. Bare, Joann Caudill, Linda 
Stroud, Joann Harless, Evelyn Ache- 
son, Marsha Stanley, Mrs. Hope Crepps, 
Ella Mae Miller, Billie Faye Combs, 
Mrs. Roger Bare. Miss Janet Robin- 
son taught young people in a nightly 
session for a week. Rev. J. W. Luke 
directed the school. Mrs. Luke direct- 
ed the music. 

Recreation was enjoyed in the form 
of volley ball, soft ball and basket- 
ball by the older children. Ring games, 
sand pile and blocks were enjoyed by 
the nursery children. Refreshments 
were served each day. 

LAUREL FORK SCHOOL 

The Bible School at Laurel Fork was 
held June 15 through 24. The teachers 
in this school were Jim Hatch, Miss 
Evelyn Acheson, Gracie Caudill, Sher- 
ry McGrady. and J. W. Luke. 

Volley ball was the main recrea- 
tion for the young people and ring 
games were enjoyed by the children. 
Refreshments consisting of cookies and 
coolade were served by the ladies of 
the church each day. 

BETHEL SCHOOL 

One of the largest Bible Schools we 
have had was held at Bethel August 
10-17 this year. We wonder where so 
many children come from at times. The 
teachers were Jim Hatch, Miss Evelyn 
Acheson, Gracie Caudill, and Mrs. 
Walter Church helped with the nurs- 
ery class. Miss Gracie Caudill was the 
pianist, and the pastor directed the 
school. 

Cool drinks were mixed each day 
by Mrs. Jessie Shepherd, and cookies 
were served with the drink each day. 

Volley ball was the special sport 
for this school, and blocks, sand pile, 
and ring games were of great enjoy- 
ment for the nursery children. A wat- 
ermelon feast was enjoyed by all on 
the last day in each school. 

TOTALS FOR THE BIBLE SCHOOLS 
GLENDALE FIELD 

Laurel Fork 43 

Glendale Springs 110 

Bethel 55 

Total all 208 



Compliments of 

Miller's Jewelry 

Bulova & Elgin Watches 

Keepsake Diamond Rings 

West Jefferson, N. C. 




MANY CHILDREN attended the Daily Vacation Bible School held 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 



at 



Glendale Y o n t li 

Invited To Wilkes 



The Pioneers and Young People 
which is a mixed group in the Glen- 
dale Springs Presbyterian Church en- 
joyed an outdoor cook out on Sunday, 
July 26, 1964. The outdoor feast was 
held on the Tomilson's farm near Mil- 
lers Creek and the young people of 
the North Wilkesboro Church were so 
kind as to invite the Glendale Young 

I 



People for this pleasant evening. After 
tire supper, hymns were sung and a 
devotional was led by two of the 
young people of the North Wilkesboro 
group. 

Mrs. Piper, Mrs. Blair Gwyn and 
Mrs. Buccan were in charge of the 
group from North Wilkesboro. Miss, 
Ella Mae Miller, Jim Hatch, and Rev. 
J. W. Luke drove the Glendale Young 
People to the cookout. 

it was a mosi enjoyatile time of 
fellowship and inspiration for the 
Glendale Y. People. 



Compliments of 

Badger's Funeral Home 



j Phone 246-7961 
I 



i 
i 
I 
i 

West Jefferson, N. C. i 

i 



COMPLIMENTS 



OF 



Cashion Oil Company 



Distributors of Pure Oil 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



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RESBYTERIAN 



VOLUME XL VII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, DEC, 1964 



Lansing C li u r c h 
Plans Progra m 
At Christ m a s 



Beginning at eleven o'clock on De- 
cember 20 the Lansing Presbyterian 
Church will have its Christmas pro- 
gram under the direction of Mrs. Tho- 
mas J. Powers. Mrs. Ray Blevins. org- 
anist, will play the organ and direct 
the choir. The stirring traditional 
Christmas hymns will be a feature of 
the presentation entitled "The Christ- 
mas Story." 

Without a pastor for eighteen 
months the church has gone ahead 
with its work in the Sunday School. 
Mr. Walter Osborne, chairman of the 
nominating committee for the three- 
church group, is eager to secure a Das- 
tor as soon as possible within the New 
Year. In addition to the sermon-a- 
month by Rev. R. H. Stone the field 
has been visited by Rev. James Mon- 
roe, Executive Secretary of the Pres- 
bytery, who has also provided a lay 
speaker for one Sunday. 

The Women of the Church are tak- 
ing advantage of the offer of the Bible 
Story Book Club, of which Rev. Mai- 
ion S. Huske of Charlotte is agent, 
and is offering Vos' "Child's Story 
Bible" and Marian's "Big Book of 
Bible Stories" at greatly reduced 
prices. Mr. Huske says of the books. 
"Both have been highly endorsed by 
leaders in the major denominations." 



Glade Valley 
School 



ews 



Glade Valley opened this fall with a 
capacity enrollment. Eight states were 
represented, from Long Island, New 
York, to Miami. Florida, and two for- 
eign countries. The vast majority, how- 
ever, are from North Carolina and 
neighboring counties in Virginia. A 
little more than one-third of the num- 
ber hail from the mountain section, 
for which Glade Valley was originally 
created. Ten religious denominations 
are represented, but 45 per cent of the 
student body come from Presbyterian 
homes. At least ten students are on 
full scholarship aid, and several others 
must have partial help. 

Harold P. Jones, former President 
of Glade Valley School, has returned 
to continue his work there with the 
title of Business Manager and Develop- 
ment Officer. He arrived for business 
from Miami, Fla., on Oct. 1. We are 
happy to have him back, and already 
he is a real asset to the school. 

President Price H. Gwynn, Jr., is on 
the Board of Directors of the National 
Association of Mental Health. That or- 
(Continucd on page 31 



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fi&fi&ESS&s 




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Foster Memorial 

Shows Activity 

Reports from the Foster Memorial 
Church tell of an excellent Daily Va- 
cation Bible School with an enroll- 
ment of 56. There is a continued in- 
terest in the Sunday School. Even 
though they have not had a pastor for 
eighteen months there have been oc- 
casional pulpit supplies by Rev. James 
Monroe, Executive Secretary of the 
Presbytery of Winston- Salem, and 
laymen from the Presbytery. Rev. R. 
H. Ston° has preached once a month. 

Miss Evelyn Dolinger has been re- 
ceived into the membership of the 
church upon a profession of her faith 
and baptism. 

Following the traditional Thanks- 
giving supper held on November 23 
the congregation assembled in the 
sanctuary where Mr. R. T. Stone of 
T - e Davidson College Administrative 
Staff gave an illustrated address on 
"The Defense of Western Europe." 

Through the cooperation of the 
Bible Story Book Club of Charlotte 
the Women of the Church are endeav- 
oring to get Vos' "Child Story Bible" 
(Continued on page 3) 

Bethel Church 

Elects Officers 



Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 4 

Mount Jefferson 
Presbyterian Has 
Many Activities 



As this goes to press, we are still 
enjoying one of the prettiest autumns 
in memory. The autumn v/as our 
American Indian's favorite season, 
and he felt that heaven might be one 
prolonged autumn season. "O God of 
my fathers," prayed the old Indian, 
"when I reach the Happy Hunting, let 
it be always the leaf-falling time, for 
that is the only perfect time." 

In the month of September, the Mt. 
Jefferson Church held a Fellowship 
Supper in honor of our young people 
who were leaving for school or for 
work. Then September 20, at the 
church service, the officers of the Wo- 
men-of-the-Church for 1965 were in- 
stalled. September 20 was also the day 
that a delegation went to North Wilk- 
esboro for the preview of the Coven- 
ant Life Curriculum for the coming 
year. 

In October, our Family Night Ser- 
vices each Sabbath evening resumed 
(following Rally Day). Then on the 
8 and 9, our ladies had a fine repre- 
sentation at North Wilkesboro for the 
annual meeting of the Women of the 
Winston-Salem Presbytery. The Men- 
of-the-Church met on October 28 for 
their covered-dish supper and a fum- 
ming-up address on the study of the 
year, namely, "The Meaning of Wor- 
ship." 

In November, the Choir held a cov- 
ered-dish supper; the little Crusad- 
ers made gift fruit-baskets for our eld- 
erly shut-ins; the Senior Young Peo- 
ple went as a body to the Lexington 
meeting on the 22; and the Men-of-the- 
Church served a ham and egg break- 
fast Thanksgiving Day morning at 
7:30, to all comers. Following the 
breakfast, the service of gratitude to 
God — for which this national day is 
set apart — was observed in the 
(Continued on page 3) 



On Sunday morning, Nov. 15 at 
Bethel Church, the congregation being 
duly notified, the procedure of electing 
two new officers was carried out. 

Bill Walker was elected to serve as 
clerk for the congregational meeting 
and one elder and one deacon were 
elected. Jesse Shepherd was elected an 
elder, and Guy Sheets was elected a 
deacon. May God bless these men as 
they take their offices. 



Elders Elected At 

Gendale Springs 

On November 22 the Glendale 
Springs Church held a congregational 
meeting to elect a new elder for the 
church. The congregation had been 
notified three weeks ahead that an el- 
ection would be held on this date. Mr. 
Oscar Elliott was duly nominated and 
voted on by the church, and was elec- 
ted unanimously. Mr. Eliott has been 
a faithful worker in the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church as super- 
intendent of the Sunday School, and 
we pray God's blessings upon his work 
as he serves as an elder of the church. 



THIS DAY A SAVIOUR IS BORN 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 

R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE. SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 



Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 
Zip Code 28640 



A CHRISTMAS BABE AND 
A WONDERFUL MOTHER 

EDITORIAL 



About 200 years ago, a weary un- 
known family, at the end of a long 
journey, found a humble resting place 
in a stable of Bethlehem town. A little 
babe was born that night to the tired 
mother and laid in the convenient 
manger as a cradle for the little one. 

While the world slept unaware of 
the greatest advent of the world's his- 
tory, humble shepherds watching their 
flocks by night, were the blessed ones 
to behold angelic hosts in the sky, to 
hear majestic heavenly music, and to 
be the first to hear the announcement 
it the birth of the Son of God. 

"For unto you is born this day in the 
city of David, a Saviour which is 
Christ the Lord." 

The shepherds hearing this wonder- 
ful message, hasten to the little city of 
Bethlehem and found the Babe wrap- 
ped in swaddling clothes lying in a man- 
ger. 

At least the sign of the Virgin, spok- 
en of by Isaiah 700 years before, had 
come to pass. 

"Therefore the Lord himself shall 
give you a sign. Behold, a Virgin shall 
conceive and bare a Son, and shall call 
His name Immanuel (God with us) 
Is. 7:14. 

Isaiah also wrote in his prophecy in 
Isaiah 9:6 — 

"His name shall be called wonder- 
ful. ." 

It is indeed wonderful and amazing 
to know that "God's Son who was in 
the beginning, and by Him all things 
were made", had now come down to 
earth in the form of a helpless child. 

It is indeed wonderful how He came 
in extreme humility, casting off his 
kingly robes of Heaven for the swad- 
dling clothes of poverty. 

Is it not wonderful how He resigned 
his place of Heavenly praise for the 
abuse and insults of sinful men? Is it 
not wonderful how He came out of his 
abode of peace and harmony to live in 
the turmoil and sinful estate of man? 
Is it not wonderful how the Chief of 
ten thousands of Heaven gave up his 
command and entered into his enemy's 



domain as a lowly servant? He traded 
his immortality for mortality, becom- 
ing obedient unto death. He discarded 
his kingly crown of heaven for the 
cruel nails of a cross and a crown of 
thorns. And Why! The apostle John 
writes why! when he said — "For God 
so loved the world that He gave his 
only begotten son that whosoever be- 
leiveth in him should not perish but 
have everlasting life." John 3:16. The 
hymn writers express it again and 
again — 

"Out of the Ivory palaces into a 
world of woe: 

Only His great eternal love made my 
Saviour go." 

"My Father's house of light, My 
glory circled throne 

I left for earthly night, For wander- 
ings sad and lone. 

I left, I left it all for thee, Hast thou 
left aught for Me?" 

We have written of the wonder of 
this Christmas Babe, now let us con- 
sider the wonder of the Christmas 
Mother. 

The birth of Jesus Christ of Mary is 
the, "Sign of the Virgin", spoken of by 
Isaiah seven centuries before it came 
to pass. Some today seem to want to 
deny the virgin birth of Christ al- 
though it has been the apostolic and 
historical belief of the Christian 
Church. 

I can conceive of the thief of the 
cross, who was saved, being ignorant 
of the birth of Christ, but I cannot 
conceive of a person today who has the 
opportunity of investigation of Christ's 
birth, denying the fact that Christ was 
born of the virgin Mary and conceived 
by the Holy Spirit — being the begot- 
ten Son of God. To deny the Virgin 
birth of Christ reflects upon the sound 
scholarship or the sound faith of one 
who denies it. 

How should we interpret Isaiah's 
nrophecv. A Virgin shall conceive and 
bear a Son. and shall call his name 
Immanuel"? Isaiah said it would be a 
sign or miracle. Some have tried to say 
the word here for virgin could be 
translated young woman. Thonsands of 
voung women have borne sons, but 
these events are not miracles. When a 
virgin conceives and gives birth to a 
son it is a miracle. It is the sign that 
Isaia^ is describing. 

Another question I would like to 
ask is this What human being knew 
more pbout the birth of Jesus than any 
other? Why Mary the mother of course. 
It was Marv only who heard the words 
of the aneel saying she would bear a 
son. Tt was Marv who asked the ouest- 
ion. how ran T hear a son when I know 
not a man 9 It was Marv onlv who 
heard the angel sav this child shall be 
conceived by the Holy Ghost and shall 
be called the Son of God. It was Marv 
who was almost put awav by .Tosenh 
her promised husband, but was receiv- 
ed a era in because the angel instructed 
Joseph about the child to b" born. It. 
was Mary who went to Zacharias' 
home, the home of the High Priest, but 
Ihere was no condemnation of her con- 
dition according to Jewish law. She 
was innocent in his sight. 

Again, would it not be a strange 
thing for a pious woman who by the 
inspiration of the Holy Spirit spoke 
the wonderful hymn, "the Magnifi- 
cient" to lie about the birth of Christ, 
and lie about the angels and all that 



The First 
Thanksgiving 



iiy Virginia Black Moore 



Tne Pilgrim fathers long ago, 

In sober dress of gray. 

Felt stirring in their thankful hearts 

A special need to pray. 

A surge of gratitude to God 

That hunger did not press 

T T r>on the small band gathered there 

Within the wilderness. 

.And so they set aside a day 
When harvests had been stored. 
To feast and offer prayers of thanks 
For the bounty of the Lord. 

And thus those Pilgrims long ago, 
By thanking God for food, 
Bequeathed to us who followed them 
The gift of gratitude. 

In Memory Of 
Loved Ones 



BASIL A. BARE — WAGONER, N. C. 

On October 6th, Mr. Basil A. Bare 
passed away at his home in the Wago- 
ner Community. Mr. Bare was the son 
of Nelson and Isabell Poe Bare of 
Ashe county. He leaves his wife, two 
sons and six daughters to mourn his 
passing. Basil, as he was called by all, 
was a Christian, having united with 
the Low Gap Presbyterian Church 
several years ago. 

"My home is God, the Hope from the 

storms of life 
And from the windows beam to all 

the wc-ld around. 
Lo"e. faith, and hope of everlasting 

life." 

had happened to her? 

It is not presumptuous for a scholar 
who has lived 2000 years after Christ 
to say he knows more about the birth 
of Christ than the mother of Jesus — 
the Virgin Mary? Can a scholar today 
dare to call Mary. Joseph, Matthew, 
Luke, John and the Holy Spirit him- 
self liars? The Devil knew better than 
this, for at times when confronted 
with Christ, the Devil called Him the 
Son of God, and was afraid of Him. 

If Jesus Christ was not conceived by 
the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin 
Mary, then He could not be called our 
mediator between God and man. His 
death upon the cross could not ha*'e 
cleansed us from our sins, for He 
would only be a man and not God. 

Let us praise God this Christmas 
season. Let us sing with the angels of 
Heaven who celebrated the birthday 
of Jesus in the lowly stable, born of 
the Virgin Mary. 
"Christ, by highest heaven adored; 

Christ the Everlasting Lord! 
Late in time behold Him come, Off- 
spring of the Virgin's womb: 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; 

Hail the Incarnate Deity. 
Pleased as man with men to dwell, 

Jesus our Immanuel. 
Hark the Herald Angels sing "Glory 
to the new born King". 



DECEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Glendale Youth 

Make Exhibit 



The pioneers and young people of 
the Glendale Springs Church made a 
beautiful poster exhibit of the causes 
of the Presbyterian Church. Pictures, 
literature, pamphlets, catalogues, maps 
ect. of advertisements were all worked 
into this exhibit. 

The pastor supplied much of the lit- 
erature that went into the exhibit, 
demonstrating Church Extension, 
World Mission Christian Education, 
Higher Education. Seminaries, Annui- 
ties and Relief, Homes, and Assembly's 
Causes. 

This exhibit was used to demon- 
strate to the congregation the use of 
their money in benevolent causes of 
our Southern Presbyterian Church. 

A picture in this paper will show 
this exhibit, perhaps well enough for 
our readers to view it. 

Homecoming At 

Glendale Church 



On September 27 a homecoming sup- 
per was served at the Glendale Presby- 
terian Church in the Memorial Build- 
ing. The ladies of the church supplied 
the food which was a delightful sup- 
per. 

After the supper a short service was 
held for the installation of the late 
elected officers. The following deacons, 
Gene Shatley, Will Bare and Delmer 
Wade Rose, had been duly elected at 
a congregational meeting. They were 
now installed by Dr. R. H. Stone, J. W. 
Luke and Elder Delmer Rose. Every- 
one welcomed these new officers. Each 
one has already done an outstanding 
work in the church. 

Christmas Programs 
In Glendale Field 



The Christinas program for the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church 
will be given by the Pioneers and 
Young People group. They are now 
practicing every Sunday night for the 
Christmas play, "The Substitute Wise 
Man" for the program. This play will 
be given on Sunday night, Dec. 20. 

The Christmas program for the 
Laurel Fork Church will be held on 
the night of Dec. 22, and the Pioneers 
are planning to give the same play, 
"The Substitute Wise Man" as will be 
given at Glendale. 

The Christmas program for Bethel 
Church will be given on the evening 
of Dec. 23 and will give the short play, 




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J3ENEWLWT gmer, 

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THIS BENEVOLENT CAUSES exhibit was made by the young people 
of the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 



MOUNT JEFFERSON 

CHURCH ACTIVITIES 



FOSTER MEMORIAL 

SHOWS ACTIVITY 



(Continued I: cm page 1, 
church sanctuary. 

This fall season, the book of Eliza- 
beth Burns entitled "The Late Liz" 
has been going around and is being 
read by numbers of our membership 
with great profit. This "Autobiography 
of an Ex-Paean" is commended to 
everyone in the Presbytery who would 
know of the present day working and 
power of the mighty Spirit of God. 

"The Great Gift." This is gotten up by 
Pioneers of the church and others. 



'Continued from cage 1) 
and Marian's "Big Book of Bible 
Stories" placed in the homes of the 
community. 

GLADE VALLEY 

SCHOOL NEWS 



(Continued irom Dage i) 
ganization had its annual meeting in 
San Franscisco this year. Dr. Gwynn 
was present to represent the State of 
North Carolina. 



Season's Greetings 

The Lansing Service Store ( 

Paint and Hardware and 5 AND 10c STORE j 

Phone 845-2473 Lansing, N. C I 



Rose Grocery 

Where friends meet to wish you a Merry Christmas. 



Phone 3-2552 



Glendale Springs, N. C j 



" W. J. Electric Co. 

Greetings 
General Electric Appliances. 

Phone 246-4621 
West Jefferson, N. C 



Wishes for Peace and Happiness 

Badger's Funeral Home 



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Phone 246-7961 



West Jefferson, N. C 



PACE FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER. 1964 



Inspiration For 

Parkway Tourists 

Along the boundary lines of Ashe 
and Wilkes counties the Blue Ridge 
Parkway winds its way around the 
most beautiful scenes of the mountains. 
Over this scenic road a million and a 
half tourists, travel in a summer seas- 
on — it is so estimated by the officials 
of the Parkway service. How to make 
the worship of God available to these 
fine people is undertaken in the follow- 
ing ways. 

The North Carolina Council of 
Churches has made available religious 
services in the Camping area of Dough- 
ton Park. Two young seminary stud- 
ents conducted these services last sum- 
mer. Three services were conducted 
each Sunday, one early in the morning, 
another about II a. m. and an evening 
vesper service at 7 p. m. The young 
men who conducted these services this 
season were: L. Alfred Mullen II of 
Lutheran Southern Seminary, Colum- 
bia. S. C. and Dean Meadows, a Baptist 
student at Berea College. Berea, Ky. 
Rev. J. W. Luke was asked to be the 
adviser for the-;e students for the seas- 
on bv Rev. Richardson of the Brether- 
en Church. Reports were sent to Rev. 
Sam Wiley, the President of the N. C. 
Council of Churches. 

At these services and as opportunity 
afforded, a little devotional booklet, 
"Vacationing with Christ," was distri- 

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

This statement is required by the U. 
S. Post Office Department. 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Date of filing form with informat- 
ion Sept. 21, 1964. Title of Publication 
— "The Ashe Presbyterian". The office 
of Publication — The paper is urinted 
by The Skyland Post Printers, West 
Jefferson, N. C, and worked up for 
mailing at Glendale Springs, N. C. 
(Ashe County) General Business Of- 
fice — Glendale Springs. N. C. Mailed 
at the Post Office in Jefferson, N. C. 

The "Ashe Presbyterian" was started 
and owned by the men of the Presby- 
terian Churches in Ashe County, and 
now represents the following fields of 
churches in this county of Ashe: Mt. 
Jefferson, Lansing, Ebenezer, and Glen- 
dale Springs. 

Total copies printed in one issue 
2,200. For one year, 8,800. The last 
paper published before filling out form 
of information was Sept. 1964. This 
paper is quarterly. There are about 
1,544 paid papers in circulation. We use 
no salesman Free distribution — We 
send about 120 of one quarterly as 
sample copies and distribute by hand 
in the churches of Ashe County about 
300. Total distribution in every way 
1,964. 

The above is a true statement as far 
as we are able to render. 

John W. Luke, (Rev.) Signed. 



Merry Christmas 



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Home Furnishing i 
Store 

; Victor Clark — Worth Greer 
j Lansing, N. C. 



What Is A A Bit Of World 

Good Newspaper? Mission News 



Many of the newspapers today seem- 
ed to have dedicated themselves to fill 
their front pages with all the mean 
things that happended in the world. 
They publish the Devil's devastating 
work in the world rather than any 
good that is happening. Many journa- 
lists have become like the old evil 
minded women gossiping with one 
another. Many papers publish so much 
about the ill will among men that it 
breeds passion and hatred among many 
people. Many papers publish so much 
scandle about politicians that one won- 
ders if we have any good men iunning 
our country. Many pewspapers tell 
much disheartening news to the public 
which causes people to be very much 
disturbed — people who cannot inter- 
pret and understand the news of the 
world. 



What is a good newspaper? It is one 
that brings much '"GOOD NEWS' to 
the world. It is a paper that recognizes 

buted to those who attended the serv- 
ices and those who traveled the Park- 
way. 

Another way of reaching tourists by 
the local churches of Ashe county was 
done by the Ashe County Ministerial 
Association. This was done by printing 
a poster of all denominations of the 
county, giving appointments of church- 
es of all Protestant denominations who 
wished to cooperate and have their ap- 
pointments advertised. These posters 
were put in motels, coffee shops and 
lodges along the Parkway, also in pub- 
lic places in the county where visitors 
might see them. 

These posters especially attract visit- 
ors for the churches along the Park- 
way, especially Laurel Fork and Glen- 
dale Springs. 



Nashville, Tenn. — The executive 
secretary of the Presbyterian U. S. 
Board of World Missions, Dr. T. Wat- 
son Street, has tendered his resignat- 
ion, effective September 1, 1965. He 
will become dean of the faculty at 
Austin Presbyterian Theological Semi- 
nary, Austin, Texas. 

The Presbyterian U. S. Board of 
World Missions supports 555 mission- 
aries in Asia, Africa. Latin America, 
Europe and the Middle East, and ad- 
ministers an annual budget of $4.8 
million from its Nashville offices. 

the fact that God still rules the world. 
It is the paper that brings many good 
things that are happening. It is the 
paper that brings hope to the world. It 
is the paper that brings goodwill be- 
tween men rather than exaggerate the 
badwill among men. It is a paper that 
is encouraging. It is a paper that be- 
lieves there is forgiveness and hope in 
Christ for the criminals that it often 
tells about. It is a paper that tells more 
of the good qualities of our leaders — 
I have great faith in many of our good 
men at the head of our country. I like 
a paper that has character and that 
will not sell its principles for money 
and for more advertisement. I like a 
paper that can say with the angels of 
the nativity, "I Bring you Good tid- 
ings." 



"I had fainted, unless I had believed 
to see the goodness of the Lord in the 
land of the living," Ps. 27:13. 

A paper that can bring good tidings 
to the fainting people of the world and 
our country, and let them know that 
the goodness of the Lord is still in the 
land of the living — that is a "GOOD 
NEWSPAPER." 



Dial 246-3161 



Yours for a Happy Christmas 

Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



Telephone 246-2581 



Season's Greetings from 

Burgess Furniture Store 

"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



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\ Dial 246-2611 

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Season's Greetings 

Parker Tie Company 

Everything for Building. 
"If You Are Building, See Us" 



West Jefferson, N. C. 



DECEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Useful Men Come 

From Ashe County 

If all extension work of the Presby- 
terian Church bears fruit as that in 
Ashe County; the money, work, and 
prayers have well been invested. 

It just happened that the news focus- 
ed upon the names of Ashe County 
young men who have come to promin- 
ence in the last few months. 

The names of Dr. Bob Stamper, 
President of Biblical Seminary; Rufus 
Long, Vice President of The First Va. 
Corporation, Arlington, Va.; Joe Long, 
Major in Jet Air Force; Richard Sheets, 
Chief Dietitian in Wilkes Hospital; Rev. 
Richard Hunt, son of Elder Guy Hunt, 
recently ordained Presbyterian Minis- 
ter. 

This list does not include names 
from the past who have gone out as 
ministers, church secretaries. Christian 
Bible teachers. 

It is evident that the people of the 
highlands are of the good old pioneer 
Scotch, Irish and German descent and 
are bearing much fruit for God's King- 
dom. 

Supper Benefits 

Memorial Building 



The Ashe Central High School was 
the center of activity on ^ugmt P. 
from 5 to 8 p. m. for a country ham 
supper was served by the women of 
the Glendale Springs Church. 

This supper was Tor the benefit of 
completing details in the Memorial 
Building adjoining the Glendale 
Springs Presbvtenan Church. Many 
friends enjoyed this delicious meal. 

SOME SURPRISING FACTS 

ABOUT OUR CHURCHES 



Merry Christmas 

All your grocery needs. 

Phone 845-3745 

Lansing, N. C. 



B e I h e 1 C h u r c li Guy Hunt's S o n 

Welcomes Members Is Ordained Now 



On August 2 after the morning ser- 
vice, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wingler came 
before the session to be received in- 
to the Bethel Presbyterian Church. Mr. 
Wingler came by profession of his 
faith and Mrs. Wingler united by re- 
statement of her faith. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wingler are at pres- 
ent living in Kannapolis, N. C. Mr. 
Wingler was a former resident of the 
community, and helped build the 
church when it was constructed. 



Religious 



T o u c li 

To Many Tourists 



We are a denomination of town and 
country churches. A recent survey of 
town and countiy work of the de- 
nominations of America reveals that 
73 per cent of our churches are in the 
town and country classification. How- 
ever we are a denomination of urban 
people, with approximately two-thirds 
of our members in churches located in 
population centers over 10 000. 

But at a glance at our churches by 
size shows that we are a denomina- 
tion of small churches. 

We see that 73.4 per cent of our 
churches are under 250 members, in- 
cluding also 45.4 per cent under 100 
members. 

These churches have particular 
problems which revolve around two 
prominent needs: more pastors and 
strc.ng, adequate programs. The life 
of these churches can. to a lar'-fe ex- 
tent, be measured by the way Presby- 
terians meet these challenges of ser- 
vice, giving and spiritual contributions. 

! Peanut's Grocery 



A million and a half tourists drive 
for 30 miles along the Ashe county 
line on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Many 
stop at the Trading Post at Glendale 
Springs. 

Many of these good people would 
like to have opportunity to worship 
as they pass through on Sundays. The 
Ashe County Ministerial Association 
has recently gotten up a poster direc- 
tory for all protestant denominations 
in our country. Many of the Protestant 
appointments are on this poster and 
100 of these are placed in motels, 
restaurants, lodges and spots where 
tourists stop. In this way travelers can 
find their way to the church of their 
choice. 

At Doughton Park, two young theo- 
logical students were employed to hold 
services at the camping areas. These 
students were: Al Mullen, a Lutheran 
Theological student from Columbia, 
S. C, and Dean Meadows v/ho is a 
Baptist student at Berea College, Ky. 

Rev. J. W. Luke was asked to be 
the counselor for these young men for 

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Guy Hunt now living in Boone, N. 
C. was raised in the Ebenezer Pres- 
byterian Church in Ashe county, and 
is an elder in the Boone Presbvterian 
Church. 

We have recently received a bulletin 
from the First Presbyterian Church of 
Flint, Mich, giving an interesting ac- 
count of the ordination of Richard K. 
Hunt in the Presbyterian ministry. 
"Dick" left a $7,000 position to accept 
God's call to the ministry. A clipping 
from a bulletin will tell the story of 
the ordination: 

At 7:30 on Thursday evening the 
Presbytery of Lake Huron will ordain 
a young man of our church, Richard 
K. Hunt. The public ceremony will 
take place in our Sanctuary with our 
ministers and Chancel Choir taking 
part. It is a service to thrill our en- 
tire congregation. 

Richard K. Hunt is a graduate of 
General Motors Institute and came to 
Flint from Boone, North Carolina, 
where his parents still live. He grad- 
uated in May from the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary of the Reformed 
Church in Holland, Michigan. He has 
been active in our Chancel Choir and 
our Men's Chapter. 

the summer, which has been a delight- 
ful contact with them and of great in- 
terest in tourist worship which they 
carry on. 

The little pamphlet "Vacationing 
With Christ" is a splendid devotional 
booklet for tourists which is distribut- 
ed by these young men. 

The work among tourists is sponsor- 
ed by the North Carolina Council of 
Churches in conjunction with the 
Council of Churches. 



Faw Insurance Agency 

Security and Service since 1924 
" Christmas Greetings and a Prosperous New Year." 
Phone 838-6222 North Wilkesboro, 



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Ashe Hardware j 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year | 

All your hardware needs. I 

Phone 246-2561 West Jefferson, N. C j 



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Christmas Wishes from 

Spainhour's 

Choose your winter goods here. 



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PACK SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 19(54 



Dr 



Baker Gives 

Talk On Brazil 



On October 11, Dr. and Mrs. Frank 
Baker, missionaries retired from Bra- 
zil, visited the Glendale Springs field. 
Dr. and Mrs. Baker make their home 
at Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Dr. Baker spoke at the morning 
service at 10 a. m. at Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church and at 11 a. m. at 
the Laurel Fork Church. 

At the evening young people's serv- 
ice, Dr. Baker spoke and answered 
questions about the work in Brazil. 

Dr. and Mrs. Baker have been two 
of our outstanding missionaries in 
Brazil for a number of years. Dr. Bak- 
er was the president of one of cur 
largest colleges and schools, and Mrs. 
Baker, who was raised in Brazil, taught 
music and other subjects in the college. 

Just recently Dr. and Mrs. Baker 
were sent back to Brazil for a two 
months tour of the mission fields. The 
Glendale field enjoyed the visit by the 
Bakers and the inspirational addresses 
by Dr. Baker. 



Stork List 



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Whit- 
tington in the Wilkes Hospital on Oct. 
25th a baby boy whose name is Rex 
Randell Whittington. As many know, 
Mrs. Whittington was the former Bar- 
bara Huffman of Bethel community, 
and a member of the church. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bare 
a baby girl on Oct. 26th in the Wilkes 
Hospital. The baby was not named 
when this information was received. 
Mrs. Bare was the former Miss Betty 
Wyatt of the Glendale Springs com- 
munity. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hendrix 
in the Sparta Hospital, a baby girl on 
Nov. 3rd. Her name is Janna Machelle 
Hendrix. Mrs. Hendrix was the former 
Miss Barbara Jane Miller of Laurel 
Springs, N. C. 

We received this notice from Green 
Bank, W. Va. from Rev. and Mrs. Den- 
ver Livelv — that twin boys were born 
on Oct. 23rd. 

"We're doubly proud and doubly 
glad 

With twins to call us "Mom and Dad"! 

The twins are named William and 
Robert Wayne Lively. 

Rev. Denver Lively, as the Bethel 
people recognize, held our evangelistic 
services this summer. All of the Bethel 
people wish God's blessings upon Rev. 
and Mrs. Livelv and the twins. 



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Season's Greetings 

Little Bob's 
Drug Center 

2 Stores, 

Center of Town 

and New Shopping Center 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 




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DR. AND MRS. FRANK BAKER, missionaries to Brazil, visited in the 
lendale field recently. 



United In Holy 
Matrimony 



CHURCH AND ROSS 

On September 19, 1904, Joe Wayne 
Church and Betty Sue Ross ware un- 
ited in matrimony at the manse i>t 
Glendale Springs. Miss Betty Ross is 
the daughter of Mr .and Mrs. Harley 
Howard Ross of Laurel Springs, N. C. 
and Joe Church is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wayne Church of Laurel Springs. 

WINGLER AND RECTOR 

On Nov. 13, 1964, Billie Wingler, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Landis Wingler of 
Wilbar, N. C, was united in marriage 
to Miss Cynthia Rector of Cricket. N. 



Stone And Monroe 
Preach At Glendale 



On Sunday. November 8, Dr. R. H. 
Stone preached at the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church at the morning 
service. 

Rev. James Monroe preacned at the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church on 
the same morning at 11 a. in. The 
congregations of each church expres- 
sed "their delight in having these minis- 
ters preach for their morning service. 



May God bless these young couples 
as they make their homes. 



A Happy Christmas and New Year 

McNeill's 

On The Square! 
"The Friendly Place To Shop" 



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West Jefferson, 



Christmas and New Year Greetings 

Bare's Department Stores 

Men's, Women's and Children's Clothing, Shoes and Dry Goods 
Taylorsville and West Jefferson, N. C. 



North Wilkesboro, 



BEBNICE'S 

Ladies' and Children's Apparel. 



North Carolina 



DECEMBER, 1964 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Improvements, Do 
It Yourself Plan, 
At Three Churches 



The Bethel Presbyterian Church 
needed a new roof on one side as it 
was leaking very badly. 

This was to be a fairly expensive 
job to complete for the Bethel Church. 
Some of the men said we will do it 
ourselves. Since some money has been 
saved up to buy shingles, the men 
wet to work one Satu'day and com- 
pleted the job next Saturday. 

Bill Wyatt. Claude Sheoherd June 
Wyatt. Bud Wyatt and Oaude Vannoy 
worked at the job until it was com- 
pleted. Others in the congregation 
made gifts toward the price of the 
shingles. Mrs. Fay Shepherd cooked 
dinner for the crew on the first Satur- 
day which everyone enjoyed. The work 
took place on Oct. 24 and 31. 

GLENDALE SPRINGS 

A new 150 foot walk has just been 
completed in front of the Memorial 
Building and connects the church walk. 
This needed walk will keep people from 
wading in mud, water and snow, when 
they park in the parking lot in front of 
the Memorial Building. Everette Baker 
and Frankie Baker hauled gravel to 
fill along the new cement walk. 
LAUREL FORK 

More details of the water system 
have been completed. This consisted of 
pouring a concrete slab over the spring 
from which we get our water. Junior 
Hart did most of this work. Other de- 
tails such as putting up sheetrock and 
installing some electric boxes is being 
completed by Sam Miller. 



Homecoming Held 

At Bethel Church 



On August 23 a very interesting 
Homecoming occasion was held at the 
Bethel Church in Wilkes county. At 
this service Rev. Bob Armistead 
preached for the morning service. Rev. 
Claude Vannoy and Mrs. Vannoy 
brought two fine messages in song. 

After the morning service, a won- 
derful picnic dinner was served on the 
church grounds. Old members and 
friends came from many parts of the 
country to attend this service. This 
is the second Homecoming service the 
church has held. 

An offering was received to build a 
wall for our terrace cemetery ad- 
joining the church. 



Christmas Greetings 

Rancho Drive-In 
Diner 

1 1-4 Miles East of Jefferson, 

Highway 221 

Western Speaks, Country Ham 

ami Fried Chicken 

Phone 246-6921 

Jennv & Dallas Williams 




PUTTING A NEW ROOF on the Bethel Presbyterian church were 
Claude Shepherd, Bill Wyatt, Bud Wyatt, and June Wyatt. 



Dietitian Job Open 

At Glade Valley 

The business manager of Glade Val- 
ley school announces the need of a ley School, Glade Valley, N. C 

! Season's Greetings 

Sentinel Insurance Agency, Inc. 



dietitian as follows: 

Glade Valley school needs a dietitian. 
Age and sex of secondary importance 
to experience and boarding depart- 
ment management ability. Wages, 
hours, and housing attractive. Please 
write: Mr. Harold P. Jones. Glade Val- 



Shoun Kerbaugh 
North Wilkesboro, 



Bill Absher, Jr. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1964 



Services Held 



At Thanksgiving 



Bake Sale Held Thanks To Those 

By Pioneer Group Who Helped Paper 



The schedule for Thanksgiving ser- 
vices for the Glendale field was as 
follows: Glendale Springs Church — 
"Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p. m. Bethel 
Church — Thursday. November 26 at 
7 p. m. Laurel Fork Church at 11 a. m. 
on Sunday morning November 29. 

At Glendale and Bethel Church cof- 
fee and cake were served after the 
evening service. Offerings for Barium 
Springs Home were received at each 
Thanksgiving service. 

PARAGRAPHS FROM GEORGE 

WASHINGTON'S FIRST 

THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION 



Whereas, it is the duty of all nat- 
ions to acknowledge the providence 
of Almighty God, to obey His will, 
to be grateful for His benefits and 
humbly to implore His protection and 
favor; and 

Whereas, both Houses of Congress 
have, by their joint committee, re- 
quested me "to recommend to the peo- 
ple of the United States a day of pub- 
lic thanksgiving and prayer, to be ob- 
served by acknowledging with grate- 
ful hearts the many and signal favors 
of Almighty God, especially by afford- 
in? them an opportunity peaceably to 
establish a form of government for 
their safety and happiness," 

Now, therefore, I do recommend 
and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth 
day of November next to be devoted 
by the people of these States, etc. . . ." 

Given under my hand, at the city 
of New York, the third day of Oc- 
tober, A. D. 1789. 

Signed by George Washington 

Atheists did not found the United 
States of America, but it was found- 
ed on the Faith of our Fathers. Why 
let them take over now? 

AN APPROPRIATE EXAMPLE 
FOR ELECTIONS 



The following was copied from a 
devotional calendar "Choice Glean- 
ings." It is a very appropriate for 
these times. 

This is the day which the Lord hath 
made; we will rejoice and be glad in 
it. Psalm 113:24. 

One Saturday night a dignitary rush- 
ed into a Georgian town with import- 
ant papers. William McKinley used to 
spend his winters in Thomasville, and 
on Sunday morning the call was re- 
ceived by Mr. McKinley who said, 
"These have to do with your candid- 
acy for the presidency. You must ap- 
prove them today so that I can leave 
tonight for Washington." Mr. McKinley 
replied that he intended to observe 
the Lord's Day in a proper manner 
adding, "and if I am to become presi- 
dent by forgetting that fact, then I'll 
not be president." Little wonder when 
this martyred president lay dying, and 

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Christmas Greetings \ 

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The Pioneers of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church planned a pro- 
ject to help raise money for new song 
books for the church. Permission was 
given them by Robert McNeill to 
place their wares in his store on Satur- 
day, Nov. 21. 

The Pioneers had cookies, cheese 
biscuits, cakes, pies, pumpkins, candy 
and a few other items for sale. Thev 
did well and cleared about $42.00, 
which will aid in buying new hymn 
books for the church. 

Revival At Laurel 

Fork Is Success 



The Laurel Fork revival was held 
from August 23 through the 28. Rev. 
Bob Armistead from Tuscaloosa, Ala. 
was the evangelist. Bob gave us some 
excellent sermons based on the book 
of Ephesians. 

Mr. Armistead also told of the life 
of the people in Peru where he taught 
missionaries' children for two years. 
He also saw a great deal of the jungle 
Indians in the head waters of the Ama- 
zon River. One night beautiful slides 
cf Peru were shown which were very 
instructive. Bob also showed sbdes and 
calked to the children of the Laurel 
Springs school. 

There were many reconsecrations at 
these revival services. Mrs. Robert 
Blevins united with the Laurel Fork 



In a recent issue of the Ashe Pres- 
byterian, we asked our generous read- 
ers for a little bit of help for our lit- 
tle paper. It was surprising how many 
people answered this appeal. The help 
that came in brought us out of debt. 

Not only did people show their ap- 
preciation by sending a gift, but it 
was surprising how many wrote let- 
ters of how much they read the Ashe 
Presbyterian, and said keep it coming. 

Thanks to the many people who 
wrote to us and sent in help for the 
Ashe Presbyterian. Gratefully yours, 
Editor. 



Supper Enjoyed 

At Laurel Fork 



mind and memory were slipping away, 
that he was heard to sing softly be- 
neath his breath 
"Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep, 
From which none ever wakes to weep." 



On June the 20 from 5 to 8 p. m. a 
wonderful barbecue chicken supper 
was served in the new Sunday School 
building. This supper was served for 
the benefit of the Laurel Fork Church. 

Johnse Wodie of the Glendale 
Springs Church graciously supervised 
the cooking of the chicken on the 
Glendale grills. The supper was a great 
success and enjoyed by many. 

Presbyterian Church by letter. 

Jim Hatch lead the singing. Duets by 
Jim and Bob were enjoyed by all. Miss 
Phyllis Upchurch and Ann Hart also 
sang solos during the meeting. 

On the first e"ening of the revival 
a wonderful fellowship supper was 
served by the ladies of the church. 
Every one enjoyed the delicious food. 



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Christmas Cheer 



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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

Belk's Department Store 



North Wilkesboro, 



North Carolina 



Christmas Wishes from 

Frank II. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 
Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 



Phone 838-8552 



North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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VOLUME XLVIII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, MARCH, 1965 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 1 



News From Peak 
Creek. Low Gap, 
And Ebenezer 



The Ebenezer. Low Gap and Peak 
Creek Churches have been blessed of 
God during the last six months. Dur- 
ing the summer months of 1964 two 
church picnics were held, one at Eb- 
enezer and the other at the home of 
Albeit Bare. These afford all who at- 
tend an opportunity to fellowship with 
other children of God and helps draw 
them closer in the bond of Christian 
love. 

At a congregational meeting held at 
Peak Creek Church, and presided ov- 
er by the Rev. James Monroe, Execu- 
tive Secretary of the Winston-Salem 
Presbytery, elders were elected for 
Peak Creek and Ebenezer. Eugene Mil- 
ler and Vaughn Bov/lin were elected 
to serve the Peak Creek Church, and 
Arel Blevins was elected to serve the 
Ebenezer Church. They will be or- 
dained this spring. We pray God's rich- 
est blessings upon each of these men 
as they undertake to serve Him in this 
capacity. 

The Low Gap Church now shines as 
the result of the new paint it receiv- 
ed during the summer. A stove has 
been installed in the basement of the 
Ebenezer Church, thus making it pos- 
sible to hold Sunday School classes 
there in the winter. This also helps to 
warm the sanctuary during the morn- 
ing worship. Peak Creek is hoping to 
have the floor renovated this sum- 
mer preliminary to painting the 
church. Most wonderful about the 
work that has been accomplished is 
the way in which God has enabled 
each church to pay for repairs as they 
are made with the exception of a small 
bill outstanding on the paint at Low 
Gap. Each church has kept up its com- 
mitments as well. 

Services will resume at these 
churches on Sunday, April 4, 1965. The 
(■Continued on page 31 



How To Fight Poverty 



If you want to fight poverty 
Let's have less liquor and beer. 

Liquor requires high taxes. 
But never pays them. 

What Makes God's 

Kingdom Grow? 



The world says. "Money makes the 
mare go," but God says, "The Spirit 
makes the Kingdom grow." 

I would rather have members full 
of God's Spirit than members whose 
pockets are full of this world's goods. 




Mount Jefferson 

Church Activities 



During the month of December in 
'64, with the Christmas story of the 
Magi and star making us mindful of 
the heavens, we had a beautiful eclipse 
of the full moon on the 18th. It was 
the mention of an eclipse of the moon 
by the historian Josephus (XVII:6:4), 
as taking place the night of one of 
King Herod's final deeds (the burning 
of some prisoners in 4 BC), that per- 
mitted scholars to establish the near- 
time of Christ's birth. 

Interesing it is that the Jews — be- 
cause they calculated time by the moon 
— felt that phenomena affecting the 
moon affected Israel, whereas pheno- 
mena touching the sun had significance 
touching the Gentile nations (Eder. 
1:211). At any rate, our eclipse on De- 
cember 18th was beautiful to see. 

In December, the Mt. Jefferson 
(Continued on page 3) 



Dates 
To Remember 

PRESBYTERY — May 1, 1965 
Highland Presbyterian 
Church, Winston-Salem, N. 
C. 

SYNOD OF N. C. — May 25- 
26, 1965. U. T. S. Richmond, 
Va. 

ASSEMBLY — April 21-25, 
1965, Montreat, N. C. 




WADE ROSE 



Coach Wade Rose 
Called Of The 
Lord March 15 



Ashe county was shocked and sad- 
dened by the passing of Coach Wade 
Rose on March 15, 1965 just two days 
after his team became champions of 
the State in 2-A High School Basket- 
ball. 

Wade was born Nov. 20, 1936 and 
was the son of Delmer Rose and Helen 
Lyle Rose of Glendale Springs, N. C. 
(Continued on page 3) 

New Dorm Planned 
At Glade Valley 



On Thursday. February 18, the trus- 
tees of Glade Valley School, let a con- 
tract for a new boys dormitory to be 
built on the Glade Valley School 
campus this summer . 

The dormitory will house fifty boys 
and will be completed in time for use 
for the fall term beginning in Sep- 
tember, 1965. 

Construction of the building will be- 
gin March 15. Burke Lumber Comp 
any. Incorporated, of Morganton, N. 
C. will construct the building; Model 
Supply Company of High Point. N. C. 
will install the plumbing and heating, 
and Bryant Electric. Inc. of High Point, 
N. C. will install the electric equip- 
ment. 

When completed and equipped the 
new dormitory will represent an in- 
vestment of approximately $125,000. 



"That I May Know Him, and The Power of His Resurrection." Ph. 3:10a 



PAGE TWO 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. T. I. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 
R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

DECEMBER 

Subscription Price 25c Per Year 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Post Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 
Zip Code 28640 



THE NUDGING AND TUGGING 
OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD 



(EDITORIAL) 



"Not by might, nor by power, but 
by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts." 
Z'ech. 4:7 

I was standing by a sea shore one 
day and watched the restlessness of a 
full rigged sail boat tugging at her 
lines that held her to the wharf. The 
waves rushing in and out, seemed to 
urge the ship to break away and put 
out into the deep. 

The wind also filled the loosely fur- 
led sails, as if to say, unfurl your 
wings, let's fly out to sea. I have the 
power to drive you out into the great 
ocean where you belong. You do not 
belong here tied up to this dock. 

Today, it seems to me Hie Holy 
Spirit like the waves and the wind is 
urging, is tugging, at our hearts and 
our churches to enter out into the 
world in the power of the Spirit of 
God, but many are moored to the wharf 
of idleness by the ropes of an easy life. 
Some say we need the power of more 
organization, or we need greater sums 
of money, or we need more complicat- 
ed ritual. Some say we need to com- 
promize our convictions, and throw 
out a shallow but united front to the 
world. Some say we need more ac- 
tion in the social world, even if it 
does not come from the converted 
heart of love. 

The churches that are growing to- 
day are those who seek to follow the 
leading of the Holy Spirit. Yes, they 
are the ones that emphasize the lead- 
ing of the Holy Spirit of God. Many 
of these churches do not have the well 
trained and educated ministry that 
some of the older denominations have, 
but some how they are reaching the 
people, they are building the King- 
dom at a rapid rate. 

There is a restlessness in our world 
today like there has never been be- 
fore. Among many of the less educat- 
ed churches, there seems to be an 
urgency to go out and reach unsaved 
people all around us, for they say the 
Day of the Lord is not far away. 

One of the managers of the largest 
stores in one of our towns asked me 



one day as I visited with him in his 
office. "Have you heard the old man 
who walks our streets and says in 
a quiet way — 'Jesus is coming soon.'?" 
I said, "No, I have not met this gen- 
tleman," but one day as I was hurry- 
ing across a street, a man met me 
going the other way, and as he pass- 
ed, these words fell from his lips, 
"Jesus is coming soon." I do not know 
who the man is, or whether he is a 
"crackpot" as some would call him, 
yet the Spirit of God has worked in 
that man's heart and he is impelled in 
his way to impress upon the world 
that Jesus is coming soon. 

Perhaps today we are not letting 
the breathing of God's Spirit, and the 
tugging of his power cast us out into 
the deep of a restless world. 

Recently I read the following in a 
little devotional calendar: "Oh, breth- 
ren, awake! Sinners are perishing, 
saints are starving, the work of the 
Lord is languishing. This is no time 
for petty discords and ecclesiastical 
scruples. While you are disputing over 
question and trifles, others with, it 
may be, less light and less intelligence, 
are bringing their sheaves home with 
joy!" 

"O Christ Thou heavenly Lamb, Joy 
of the Father's heart. 

Now let Thy love my soul inflame, 
fresh power to me impart. 

Power lost souls to win from Satan's 
mighty hold, 

Power the wanderers to bring back 
to the heavenly fold." 



THE POWER OF THE 
RESURRECTION 



(EDITORIAL) 



"That I may know Him, and the 
power of his resurrection." Phil. 3:10. 

Easter is not far away, and I won- 
der if Christians today have not wan- 
dered too far from the real meaning 
of this most important season in the 
life of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

It seems to me that the world has 
stolen the Easter season from our Lord 
and pushed him in the background. 
The climax of our Lord's life was the 
glorious resurrection from death and 
the tomb. Why should we hide the 
Chief Actor behind the imaginations 
and foibles of men. At Christmas time 
we hear the cry. "Put Christ back in- 
to Christmas." Should we not put a 
living Christ and his power back into 
our lives and the life of the Christian 
Church at Easter time. 

Why have people made the Easter 
Rabbit the hero on the resurrection 
season of our Lord? Easter time is the 
time when new hats and clothing are 
on exhibit. Millions are spent for flow- 
ers which soon wither away. In New 
York I understand that Easter is the 
day when fancy dogs are paraded up 
and down a certain street. Many East- 
er dances and drunken parties are 
held in communities and colleges — 
all in the name of a resurrected 
Christ. 

Some of the celebrations of Easter 
today have such a remote connection 
to the resurrection of Christ, that a 
stranger from Mars would never un- 
derstand what it is all about. 

Too often our celebrations are more 
like the rites that the pagan Anglo 
Saxons held in honor of their Goddess, 
Eastra, which season coincides with 
the resurrection of our Lord, and from 



which it derives its name. 

If the resurrection of our Lord had 
started with Easter Rabbits, dances, 
drunken parties, exhibitions of fine 
clothing, and dog parades, the Christ- 
ian Church would have died in ;ts in- 
fancy. 

The conviction that Jesus Christ had 
conquered death and was alive again, 
put an unconquerable spirit in the 
hearts of the men and women of the 
early church. 

THE LIVING CHRIST GAVE MEN 
THE SPIRIT OF COURAGE 

Early Christians had the courageous 
spirit to face a hostile world. Some 
were imprisoned, some were stoned to 
death, some were thrown to the lions, 
some were burned like torches. How 
bravely they faced the stubborn Jew, 
the sophisticated gentiles, and the- 
superstitious pagans. 

"A glorious band, the chosen few, 
on whom the spirit came, 

Twelve valiant saints, their hope 
they knew, and mocked the cross and 
flame: 

They met the tyrant's brandished 
steel, the lion's gory mane; 

They bowed their necks the death to 
feel; who follows in their train?" 
THE RESURRECTED CHRIST GAVE 
MEN THE SPIRIT OF WITNESSING 

Early Christians were so filled with 
the spirit of enthusiasm that they 
went out to tell the world the story 
of the living Christ. They told of the 
living Christ in Jerusalem, Judea, 
Samaria and to the uttermost parts 
of the known earth at that time. Philip, 
Stephen, Peter. John and the rest of 
the apostles went far and wide to pub- 
lish the glad tidings. Paul, Barnabas 
and Silas went like torches to light 
the fires of new Christian Churches 
among the gentile heatren world. 

"Go as a witness for Jesus, Take up 
thy cross and away; 

Go, by the Spirit directed, Haste on 
thy mission today." 

THE RESURRECTED CHRIST GAVE 
MEN THE SPIRIT OF JOY 

Sadness and depression had seized 
the hearts of the disaopointed follow- 
ers of the crucified Jesus. They had 
expected so much, but now their hop- 
es were dashed to pieces. They had 
lived in the brightness of his dazzling 
courage, and now they were living in 
the shadow of death. While he lived 
they were afraid of nothing, now they 
were cringing behind locked doors. 

What a difference it made on that 
resurrection morning, when they were 
finally convinced the words of the 
angel were true, "Why seek ye the 
living among the dead, He is not here, 
but is risen." What excitement! What 
beating of the hearts! What running 
of feet! What questioning of Mary who 
had first seen him! Why the empty 
tomb! Who dared to break the Roman 
seal on the tomb! Then like the dawn- 
ing light of the sun over the land on 
that morn, the truth began to shine 
into their hearts and dispel the shad- 
ows of sorrow and depression. 

He had raised others from the dead, 
why could he not raise himself over 
the power of death? Had he not said 
in three days he would rise again after 
crucifixion? And so as Jesus had said. 
"Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. ' 
What joy filled these followers of 
Jesus Christ as they realized that He 
had overcome even death by his pow- 
er! What courage filled their being 
when they knew they had a living 
(Continued on page 3) 



MARCH. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



Dr. Gwynn To Be 

In Korea, Japan 



Dr. Price H. Gwynn, Jr., President 
of Glade Valley School, has been ask- 
ed by the Board of World Missions 
of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, to undertake an edu- 
cational mission in the Far East. The 
executive committee of the school's 
board of trustees has given Dr. Gwynn 
a month's leave of absence for this 
purpose. 

Dr. Gwynn will be traveling with a 
representative of the United Presby- 
terian Church in surveying secondary 
schools and colleges in Japan and Ko- 
rea. He was due to leave Los Angeles 
by way of Japan Airlines on March 11. 
1965 and return about the middle of 
April. 

The assignment offers a real chal- 
lenge, since an evaluation of the edu- 
cational institutions designated is ex- 
pected, and it will be very interest- 
ing to discover what comparisons can 
be made between them and schools 
and colleges in the United States. The 
experience should be valuable in pre- 
paration for the survey of Glade Val- 
ley School to be made by the South- 
ern Association of Schools and Col- 
leges in the near future. 

THE POWER OF THE 

RESURRECTION 



COACH WADE ROSE 

DIED MARCH 15 



MOUNT JEFFERSON 

CHURCH ACTIVITIES 



(Continued from page 2) 
Christ who had undergone death for 
them and still lived! No wonder they 
could face the unbelieving world with 
out fear. The cry went up among them. 
"The Christ is living!" Today that cry 
still goes up from the hearts of Christ- 
ians on Easter morn. "Christ is alive!" 
We are told in an .eastern country of 
Europe the favorite way to celebrate 
Easter morning, is to arise early and 
go from house to house, and shout to 
one another, "Christ is risen indeed!" 

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain 
of triumphant gladness; 

God hath brought His people forth 
into joy from sadness. 

Now rejoice, Jerusalem, and with 
true affection 

Welcome in unwearied strains Jesus' 
resurrection. 

If todav at Easter season the church- 
es and Christians could go through 
that experience of the resurrection of 
Jesus Christ, it would transform our 
world today. If Christians could go out 
today realizing they were living in the 
presence of a living Christ, they could 
bring many to the feet of Jesus by 
the spirit of courage, joy and wit- 
nessing so exhibited by those who ex- 
perienced the resurrection of our 
Lord. May God bless us this Easter 
with new power of a resurrected and 
living Christ. "That I may know Him, 
and the power of his resurrection." 
Phil. 3:10a. 



i Season's Greetings 

Ashe Hardware 

All your hardware needs. 
' Phone 246-2561 
West Jefferson, N. C. 



(Continued from page 1) 
He was married to Gwen Neal of Jef- 
ferson. N. C. and three children were 
born to this union, Mary Evelyn, Vir- 
ginia, and John. Others who mourn 
Wade's passing are his grandmother, 
Mrs. Flossie Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
Rose and many friends and neighbors. 
Wade's wife, Gwen has been a devot- 
ed and courageous wife, and constant- 
ly has been at his side. 

Coach Rose is a graduate of Jeffer- 
son High School, Lees-McRae College 
and graduated at Catawba College in 
1958. 

After graduating he taught and 
coached at the Jefferson School and 
afterward was elected as coach of the 
Ashe Central High School, where he 
has been very successful. This season 
he led the Ashe Central Basketball 
team to the state championship. 

Coach Rose was a faithful member 
of the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church from his youth. He has been a 
Sunday School teacher and leader for 
the young people in the church for a 
number of years. Recently he was 
elected as deacon in his church. At 
scout age he was a faithful scout of 
Troop 115 of Glendale Springs. 

Coach Wade Rose lived two days 
after his team won the championship 
in basketball in the state. Not only has 
Wade led his team to victory in bask- 
etball, but he has led many of the 
boys he coached to victory in the 
Christian life. Wade always stood out 
for clean sport and set an example be- 
fore his team as a Christian. The Mem- 
orial Building was one of the ideas 
which Wade Rose thought of some 
years ago, and it was developed as a 
place for Christian activity for the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church 
and the community. 

The funeral service was conducted 
in the Memorial Building on March 
17 at 11 a. m. by Revs. R. H. Stone, 
John Christy, and J. W. Luke. 

In Coach Rose's home there are 
many athletic trophies won in athletic 



(Continued from page 1) 
Church observed Christmas with spec- 
ial programs and special music. In 
December also, the church received 
from Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Barr the 
magnificent gift of the land-site for a 
new church building. The site embrac- 
es an entire city block. 

In January of this year, the Mt. Jef- 
ferson Church began using the new 
Covenant Life Curriculum; and in 
February new hymn books were distri- 
buted throughout the pews — largely 
the gift of our Senior Young People. 

On the final Sunday in February, 
the little offering boxes — used during 
Lent in connection with "the weekly 
sacrificial meal" — were given out in 
Sunday School and in Church, for the 
Easter gift of the church to the "Great 
Hour of Sharing". 



NEWS FROM PEAK 
CREEK. 



LOW GAP 



'■Continued from page 1) 
first service will be held at the Peak 
Creek Church. It is our prayer that 
those in the community who are seek- 
ing a church home will unite with one 
of these churches this spring. It is our 
prayer also that all members will be 
faithful in their attendance in 1965. 
As one soft drink is advertised, "Come 
alive in '65." Isn't it time that each 
one of us "came alive in '65" and help- 
ed these churches to grow and prosp- 
er? God help us to be faithful and 
loyal to Him this year. 

by himself and his teams, but now he 
has received a new and greater prize, 
the Crown of Eternal life. 



God to love and serve, with all our 
powers — with all our heart, and soul, 
and mind, and strength; and as our- 
selves, to love our neighbor, this is 
religion; this doth God demand, and 
only this can bear the test of consci- 
ence here . . . hereafter of the judg- 
ment . . . H. J. Van Dyke 



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Dr. Pepper Bottling Company 

Wishin 



Dial 246-4591 



you the faith of Easter. 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



The Season's Greetings to all. 

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Dial 246-3251 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1965 




MRS. ETTIE MILLER 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



DONA BISHOP BURGESS 

Mrs. Bona Bishop Burgess passed 
away at the age of 84 on Jan. 30 in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. Mrs. Burgess was 
the widow of John F. Burgess of Wag- 
oner. N. C. Ashe county and made her 
home with a daughter in Winston- 
Salem. The funeral was held by Rev. 
J. W. Luke at the Ebenezer Pre ,by- 
terian Church on Feb. 2 and inter- 
ment in the Ebenezer cemetery. 

Mrs. Burgess had been a member of 
the Methodist Church for many years. 

KATIE MILLER 

Mrs. Katie Miller, widow of Edward 
Miller of C/lendale Springs, passed 
away at the age of 81 years on Dec. 
8, 1965. Mrs. Miller was a familiar 
figure on the roads and paths a found 
Glendale Springs. She lived in a little 
house alone. She was full of good 
humor and wit. 

Katie, as all who knew her called 
her, was a member of the Episcopal 
Church of Glendale Springs for many 
years. 

WALTER BARE 

Walter Harrison Bare of Glendale 
Springs, N. C. passed away on Jan. 
17, 1965 at the age of 64 years. Mr. 
Bare was a familiar figure at Glen- 
dale Springs having been in business 
here for a number of years. 

The funeral service was held at the 
Presbyterian Church Jan. 1965 by 
Revs. Dewey Roten and J. W. Luke. 
Walter was good citizen and a believ- 
er in Christ. Our sympathy goes out 
to Ruth his wife. 

LESTER ROTEN 

Lester Roten of the Ebenezer com- 
munity passed away on Dec. 22, 1961 

Lansing Grocery 



at the age of 74. Mr. Roten is surviv- 
ed by 2 fine daughters whom we all 
know and love — Mrs. Johnsie Estes 
of Winston-Salem, and Mrs. Josie Ab- 
ernathy of Durham, N. C. The funeral 
services were held at the Badger Fun- 
eral Home on Dec. 25 and interment 
was in the Miller cemetery in the 
Ebenezer community. Lester was a 
good man and would always confess 
Christ when you inquired of his faith. 

ETTIE LOUISE MILLER 

(102 years old) 

Ettie Louise Miller was the daugh- 
ter of Dave and Sallie Miller of Glen- 
dale Springs. Ashe County, N. C. 

She was born on April 14. 1862 
which was about a year before the 
Civil War came to a close. She pass- 
ed away Jan. 14, 1965 in the Ashe 
Memorial Hospital. Her life uoon this 
earth was 102 years and 9 months. 

Miss Ettie united with the Glendale 
Springs Baptist Church and then lat 
er united with the Episcopal Church 
at Glendale Springs. She was cheer- 
ful, friendly and patient in disposi- 
tion. She had a remarkable memory 
and health for her age. Even at the 
age of 100 she did some sewing and 
talked with friends who came to see 
her. 

God in his wise providence has rail- 
ed to himself one who experienced a 
long life upon this earth. Her favorite 
hymn was '"Amazing Grace" — "A- 
mazing grace how sweet the sound 
that saved a wretch like me Once I 
was lost but now am found, was blind 
but now 1 see. 

"Through many dangers, toils and 
snares. I have already come; 'Tis grace 
hath brought me safe thus far, and 
grace will lead me home." 

WILLIAM M. BLEVINS 

William M. Blevins of Laurel 
Springs, N. C. passed awav at the aee 
of 77 years on December 29, 1964. Bill 
as many called him was a well known 
figure in Ashe county. He united with 
the Laurel Springs Baptist Church at 
an early age. The funeral service was 
held at the Laurel Springs Baptist 
Church by Rev. J. W. Luke. Inter- 
ment was in the church cemetery. 

GOTHARD OTTO HARLESS 

Gothard Otto Harless of Glendale 
Springs, N. C. passed away on Dec. 
14, 1964, at the age of 78 years. Otto 



was a member of the Baptist Church 
at Glendale Springs and was faithful 
as long as he was able to attend his 
church. Funeral service was held in 
the Glendale Springs Baptist Church 
bv the Rev. Finley Miller and J. W. 
Luke. Interment was in the Obids Bap- 
tist Church cemetery. 

NATHAN B. ROYAL 

Nathan B. Royal passed away on 
Dec. 9, 1964 at the age of 79 years. 
Funeral service was held bv Rev. J. 
W. Luke in the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church. Wilbar, N. C. Wilkes county. 
Mr. Royal leaves a large number of 
descendants. Eleven children. 53 grand- 
children and 49 great-grandchildren. 
3 sisters and 1 brother. Interment wa=; 
in the Beth Perry cemetery in Wilkes 
county. 

REV. THOMAS FRANKLIN ROGERS 

Rev. Thomas Franklin Rogers pass- 
ed awav on Feb. 3. 1965 at Millers 
Creek at the age of 85 years. Mr. Rog- 
ers had helped some years ago in the 
revivals in the tent meetings in Beth- 
el community. Mr. Rogers was a faith- 
ful minister as long as he was able 
to work for his Lord. Funeral ser- 
vices were held in the Calvary Bap- 
tist Church of Glendale Springs. N. 
C. and interment in the church ceme- 
tery. 

THOMAS FOSTER MILLER 

Thomas Foster Miller was born in 
Ashe county to Charlie and Gennie 
Miller May 31, 1877. and passed away 
Feb. 18, 1965. Mr. Miller was a faith- 
ful member of the Peak Creek Breth- 
ren Church as Jong as his health al- 
lowed his attendance. Passing away 
at the mature age of 87, Mr. Miller 
leaves a large number of descendants 
and friends to mourn his passing. 

Many friends and brothers in Christ 
have been called away since the last 
issue of "The Ashe Presbyterian.'' 
"Well done good and faithful servants 
of God." Our prayer is, "May God in 
his love comfort those who have lost 
loved ones, and may we meet them in 
the Heavenly Home." 



"Life is real! Life is earnest! 

And the grave is not its goal; 
Dust thou art, to dust returnest, 

Was not spoken of the soul." 

Longfellow. 



926 C. Street 



Easter Greetings 

Faw Insurance Agency 

Security and Service since 1924 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 
Phones 838-6222 and 838-8561 1 



Company 

Easter Greetings 
Lansing, 



N. C. 



Wishing you the faith of Easter. 

Bare's Department Stores 

Ladies' and Children's Apparel and Shoes. 
TAYLORSVILLE and WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. 



i North Wilkesboro 



Bernice's 

Ladies' and Children's Apparel. 



North Carolina ' 



MARCH, 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Wedding List 



TEAGUE AND HART 

Miss Linda Sue Teague and Keith 
Hait, Jr. were united at 2 p. m. in the 
home of Mr. Edward Wyatt of Twin 
Oaks, N. C. on January 30. 1C65. 

Miss Teague is the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Major M. Teague of Concord, 
N. C. LIr. Keith Hart. Jr. is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hart of Laurel 
Springs, N. C. who live in the Tran- 
sou community of Ashe county. 

Wedding cake and punch were serv- 
ed after the wedding ceremony. 

COX AND WOODIE 

Miss Rosa Lee Cox and John Frank 
Woodie were united in marriage at 
the Clendale Springs Presbyterian 
Manse on Dec. 24, 1964. 

Miss Cox is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William A. Cox, Jr., of Walker- 
town. N. C. and John Frank Woodie 
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Floyd 
Woodie of Laurel Springs, N. C. 

MILLER AND MILLER 

Miss Wanda Sue Miller and William 
Don Miller were married at the Pres- 
byterian Manse on Dec. 9, 1964. Wanda 
Sue is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert A. Miller of Glendale Sprines, 
N. C. and William Don Miller is a 
citizen of Wilbar, N. C. 

DeBOSE AND MILLER 

Miss Linda Ann DeBose and How- 
ard H. Miller were married in the 
Presbyterian Church at Glendale 
Springs, N. C. on Jan. 9, 1965 at 3 
p. m. 

Linda Ann is the daughter of Mrs. 
William A. Crepps of Glendale Springs 
N. C. and Mr. Miller is a citizen of 
Boone, N. C. 

Rev. Fred Dancy of Sparta, N. C. 
performed the ceremony assisted by 
Rev. J. W. Luke, of Glendale Springs. 

A reception was held in the ad- 
joining Memorial building where de- 
licious refreshments were served in- 
cluding a beautiful wedding cake. 

Letter Received 

From McKeJtlien 



Lewis Hoy Gives 

Recital At G. V. 



Thanks For Chairs 

For Laurel Fork 



Lewis Hoy, Professor of piano of 
St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 
gave a piano recital in the Glade Val- 
ley school auditorium at 8:00 o'clock 
March 0. Mr. Hoy has many years of 
experience as recitalist and soloist 
with orchestra, within the United 
States and Europe and has been pianist 
for several symphony organizations. 

The public was invited to- attend, 
there was no admission charge. A re- 
ception was held after the recital so 
those visiting the campus could meet 
Mr. Hoy. 



V 



rid Day Of 

F raver Is 



The members of the Laurel Fork 
Presbyterian Church are very grate- 
ful for the chairs that were given them 
by the First Presbyterian Church of 
Winston-Salem. 

These substantial chairs for children 
given to us will be very useful in our 
new Sunday School rooms. Thanks to 
Junior Hart for transporting these 
chairs for us. 

Two Mission Films 
Shown At Glendale 



Held 



The World Day of Prayer was obser- 
ved in the County by united interdeno- 
minational prayer meetings. A prayer 
service was held at the Baptist Church 
at West Jefferson for all denominations 
at 7:30 p. m. 

The Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church was the place of meeting for 
the Glendale Springs Community for 
the World Day of Prayer Service." Mrs. 
L. J. Yelanjian. the President of the 
Women of the Church of the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church had 
charge of the meeting, and gave infor- 
mation on the origin of the movement. 
Observances of the World Day of Pray- 
er were carried out in 125 countries 



The Young People of the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church sponsor- 
ed the showing of the following World 
Mission Films "on Feb. 7 and 21. "The 
Korean Victory". "Promise at Pical- 
qui", and "In The Footsteps of the 
Witchdoctor." The last two films were 
also shown at the Laurel Fork Church 
in this field. 

and the movement is spreading. Pray- 
ers for the world problems and peace 
were offered to God in the meeting. 

The origin of the Day of Prayer 
started with Mrs. Darwin R. James, 
President of the Women's Board of 
Home Mission of the Presbyterian 
Church in the U. S. A. in 1837. The 
movement spread to many denominat- 
ions and is continuing in momentum. 



215 Tenth Street 



Wishing to you Easter hope. 

Bok-K's Department Store 

Clothing for the entire family. 



Phone 838-5352 



North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



Easter Greetings to All. 

Twin-Citv Chevrolet Co.. Inc. 



A letter recently from Leighion B. 
McKeithen was greatly appreciated 
and we quote this paragraph: 

"I have enjoyed so much the "Ashe 
Presbyterian", and am wondering if I 
might continue receiving it in Fayette- 
ville, N. C. My address there will be: 
520 Valley Road, Fayetteville, N. C. 
Please discontinue it at the Elkin ad- 
dress." 

"I shall always be grateful to God '* 
for these four years He has permitted , 
my family and me to live and serve in j 
this area." j 

May God bless Brother Leighton Mc- j 

Keithen as he goes to God's work in j 
Fayetteville, N. C. We shall miss him as 

one of the men of great spiritual in- I 

fluence in our Presbytery. j 

Easter Greetings \ [ 

HOME FURNISHING STORE S 

Victor Clark — Worth Greer j j 

Lansing, N. C. I ! 



P. O. Box 5 



Sales and Service 
West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Phone 246-3131 



Wishing vnu tbe hone of Easter. 

McNeill's 

On The Square! 

"The Friendly Place To Shop" 

West Jefferson, North Carolina 



Easter Wishes of Hope and Faith 



Spainhonr' 



Choose your Ladies', Girl's and Children's 
Apparel for Spring and Summer. 

North Wilkesboro and Elkin, North Carolina 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1965 



Mary Had A Little Boy Concrete Floor 



(Contributed by a member of G. Spgs.) 



Mary had a little boy 

His soul was white as snow, 
He never went to Sunday School 

'Cause Mary wouldn't go. 

He never heard the love of Christ, 
That thrilled the childish mind. 

While other children went to class, 
This child was left behind. 

And as he grew from babe to youth, 

She saw to her dismay. 
A soul that once was snowy white 

Had turned an ugly grey. 

Realizing he was lost 

She tried to win him back 
But now the soul that once was white 

Had turned on Christ his back. 

She even started back to church, 

And Sunday School, too. 
She begged the preacher, "Isn't there 

A thing that we can do?" 

The preacher tried and failed and said, 
"We're just too far behind, 

I tried to tell you years ago 
But you would pay no mind." 

And so another soul is lost, 
That was as white as snow. 

Sunday School would have helped 
But Mary wouldn't go. 

Film Shown At 

Glendnlc Springs 

The film, "The Apostle of Good 
Deeds," was shown at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church on Jan. 
.10 at 7 p. m. 

This film is a wonderful story of 
the life of "Brother Bryan" of Bir- 
mingham, Ala. Dr. Bryan served rich 
and poor of the City of Birmingham 
for over 50 years. One of the best 
books written about him is entitled, 
"Religion in Shoes" by Dr. Hunter 
Blakely. 

The manuscript for the film was 
written by his son, Rev. Thomas Bry- 
an who has served a number of years 
in Winston-Salem Presbytery, and is 
known to many ministers and elders 
who attend Presbytery. We should 
congratulate Rev. Thomas Bryan on 
the assembling in such a skillful way 
the material that went into this film 
of his father, who was such a wonder- 
ful servant of God. 



Anderson Heads 

Church Extension 



Dr. John F. Anderson. Jr. of Orlando, 
Fla. was named executive secretary of 
the Board of Church Extension of the 

; W. J. Electric Co. 

Greetings 
i General Electric Appliances. 

Phone 246-4621 
j West Jefferson, N. C. 



Being Laid 
Memorial 



In 
Bldg. 



Frances Vannoy 

Attends Meeting 



During the past year we have been 
saving up money from gifts here and 
there, money made by selling second 
hand clothes, and money made by past 
suppers the women conducted, and 
now we are working in the basement 
to put down concrete where the floor 
was earth. We are also completing a 
room to be made into a permanent 
kitchen. 

The men of Glendale Springs are 
doing much of the basic work by vol- 
untary labor. For the past two weeks 
men have gathered in the basement of 
the building and graded the earth 
floor, moving the excessive dirt and 
spreading about 70 tons of crushed 
stone. A rough estimate of $500 worth 
of voluntary work has been done at 
night when men get there to work. 
Ready mixed cement is being poured 
and supervised bv a local contractor. 
James Vannov. We anticipate using 
this space in the basement for a dining 
room, kitchen, games and recreation. 
A nice fireplace will be completed, an 
ideal place to gather around for hot 
dog roasts, corn-popping and other 
social events for the young and adults. 
If our money holds out we hope to put 
in florescent lifhts in this basement. 
Our money is limited and we go just 
as far as our bank account will let us. 

We can not name all the boys and 
men who have worked, but many 
thanks to each one who has put so 
much voluntary time on this lor the 
Lord. 

Presbyterian Church in the U. S. 

He will take over his responsibilities 
Sept. 1 from Dr. P. D Miller, who has 
served as secretary since 1955. 



A news item from Columbia, S. C. 
given us the following information. 
Miss Frances Vannoy attended the 1964 
Delegate Assembly of the National As- 
sociation of Social Workers held re- 
cently in Chicago. Miss Vannoy was 
the official delegate from the Central 
Chapter of the National Association. 
Some 300 delegates from the United 
States and other parts of the world at- 
tended this national meeting. 

Miss Frances Vannoy is a member 
of Bethel Presbyterian Church of Wil- 
bar, N. C. which is in the Glendale 
Springs Field of churches. She is a 
graduate of Glade Valley School, Flora 
MacDonald College and has a Masters 
Degree from William and Mary Col- 
lege. She is now in social work for the 
state of S. Carolina. Frances is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. 
Vannoy of Wilbar, N. C. 

Young People Are 
Good Bookbinders 



The young people of Glendale are 
not only good book providers Out also 
good book binders. A number of new 
song books were bought by the youth 
group and then they repaired many of 
the old ones. The youth of the Glen- 
dale Church are to be complimented 
for their usefulness in this activity. 

Peanut's Grocery 
i 

,j Easter Greetings 

All your grocery needs. 
! Phone 845-3745 

I Lansing, N. C. 



Easter Greetings 



Burgess Furniture Store 

"Complete Furnishers of The Home" 
Telephone 246-2581 West Jefferson, N. C. 



j Dial 246-3161 



Seasons Greetings 

Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" 



West Jefferson, N. C. j 



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Easter Greetings of Hope. 

Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 
Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



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MARCH. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Presbytery Will 

Develop Camp Site 

A tract of land was given hy Mrs. 
C. W. Withrow. a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Sal- 
em, N. C. to be used for a camp site 
for the Presbytery. This site consists 
of 207 acres on Brown Mountain in 
Stokes county. 

Plans have been made bv Charles 
Stott of State College, Raleigh, N. C. 
The master plans and model were giv- 
en to the Camp Development Commit- 
tee and the model can now be seen 
in the reception room at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Sal- 
em. The committee has employed 
Ralph Crump as architect for the de- 
velopment of the camp. 

The name of the camp is to be, 
"Susan Barbour Jones Camp and Re- 
treat Center." This name comes from 
the mother of the donater of the land 
in honor of her mother. 

How To Fight Poverty 



The problem of how to abolish pov- 
erty is being discussed now days by 
the government and is one of the maj- 
or drives of the President of the Unit- 
ed States. It is strange that in the 
wealthiest nation of the world, and 
the one that is full of surplus food, 
yet we have to fight poverty. 

A recent bill has just been made 
law by our government to spend 1 
billion dollars and even more this 
year to abolish poverty within the 
United States. 

The right u^e of this fabulous sum 
of money could help in many ways. 
Opportunity for work, training for the 
individual and other means whereby 
a man could be allowed to get a start 
would help many in making a better 
living, but poverty goes back to in- 
dividual spiritual condition of men. 
Poverty of the souls of men spreads 
poverty to society about them. Let 
me try to show you six spiritual rea- 
sons why men are poor, and sugges- 
tions that might help in fighting" pov- 
erty. 

First — One cause for poverty is 
the selfish soul. The selfish spirited 
soul can spread poverty in the society 
about him. Some one said if you di- 
vide the wealth of the United State- 
equally among the people, it would 
not be long before the grasping and 
selfish would be millionaires and the 
poor would be poor again. 

Gcd recognized the fact that men 
are not born equal in managing prop- 



Season's Greetings 



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| Drug Center 

j 2 Stores, j 

j Center of Town . 

■ and New Shopping Center • 

' Complete Fountain I 

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erly, and He provided the year of 
Jubilee. The year of Jubilee was the 
fiftieth year in which Jewish slaves 
who had sold themselves for debt were 
set free. Debts were cancelled and land 
that had been sold was redeemed by 
the original families. God also provid- 
ed for the poor by the law of glean- 
ing. The vineyards, the orchards and 
the grain fields were not entirely 
stripped of their crops so the poor 
might glean the remnant of the harv- 
est. 

Second — Another reason for pov- 
erty is because of the wastful soul. 

Worthless spending, sinful spending, 
drunkenness, gambling and many oth- 
er ways of waste bring about poverty. 
"Waste not, want not" is a good old 
adage of our forefathers. 

The Bible tells us in Prov. 23:29, 
"For the drunkard and the glutton 
shall come to poverty." 

Third — Adverse circumstances 
bring about poverty. 

We cannot always tell why adverse 
trials come upon us. The Christian has 
faith to believe that God is working 
out his will for us and that it is for 
the best. God has not promised to 
make rich people out of us, but He 
has promised to provide for us. 

The Psalmist has said, "I have been 
young, and now am old; yet have I 
not seen the righteous forsaken, nor 
his seed begging bread." Ps. 37:25. 

Paul said in Phil. 4:19, "But my God 
shall supply all your need according 
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. " 

Fourth — Laziness will bring pov- 
erty upon us. 

In Proverbs are many verses of ad- 
vise to the sluggard. "Go to the ant 
thou sluggard," Prov. 6:6. "Love not 
sleep lest thou come to poverty." Prov. 
20:13. "He also that is slothful in his 
work is brother to him that is a great 
waster." Prov. 18:9. 

Paul gives good advice when he 
says in II Thes., 3:10 "That if any 
would not work neither should he 



Walter Stone 

Passes In Dec, 



Walter Smith Stone of Stoneville, 
N. C. passed away Dec. 29, 1964. 

Mr. Stone was the brother of Dr. 
R. H. Stone of Jefferson. N. C. Sen. 
T. Clarence Stone of Stoneville, N. C, 
Sen. William F. Stone of Martinsville, 
Va. adn C. S. Stone of Stoneville, N. 
C. His mother, his wife and three 
daughters also remain to mourn his 
passing. May God bless and comfort 
the loved ones of Walter Stone. 

Ashe Ministers 

Hold Meeting 



Ministers of various denominations 
of Ashe County met at the Old Town 
Restaurant for a supper meeting. The 
wives of the ministers were also pres- 
ent. 

The Association met on Jan. 8, 1965 
at 6 p. m. A time of fellowship and in- 
spiration was enjoyed by all. 



eat." 

Fifth 



The lack of ambition. 



A great many people do not have 
the ambition to get along in the world 
and make a living. They would live a 
half-way kind of life without much 
purpose for their children or them- 
selves. 

Sixth — We should be good stew- 
ards. 

All kinds of good insurance. j 

O. L. Elliott 

Easter Greetings 
Box 158, West Jefferson, N. C. 
Phone 246-7581 Night 246-9425 » 



! 



Rose G 

Where friends meet to w 



Phone 3-2552 



rocerv 

ish you a Joyous Easter. 

Glendale Springs, N. C. j 



I Season's Greetings 

The Lansing Service Store j 

Paint and Hardware and 5 AND 10c STORE j 

| Phone 845-2473 Lansing, N. C. j 



Wishing to all the blessings of Easter 

Parker Tie Company 

Everything for Building. 
"If You Are Building, See Us" 



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Dial 246-2611 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



MARCH, 1965 



TSic Discipline 

Of Jesus Christ 



A few months ago the alumni of the 
Union Theological Seminary were in- 
vited to meet in fellowship and dis- 
cussion with the interest of the sem- 
inary in view. We were asked to write 
our constructive criticism in a little 
pamphlet given to us. I did not write 
anything in this pamphlet, but when 
the question was asked, what should 
be the purposes and motives of the 
seminary, I suggested we should study 
the discipline Jesus gave His disciples 
when he trained them for the apos- 
tleship. Since then I have given a lit- 
tle study to the discipline of Christ 
nd these basic thoughts come before 
me. 

THE DISCIPLINE OF HARDSHIP 

"Take up thy cross and follow me." 
Mt. 16:24b 

"But the Son of man hath no place 
to lay his head." Mt. 8:20b 

"If they have persecuted me, they 
will also persecute you." John 1 5:20b 

THE DISCIPLINE OF THE CHAL- 
LENGE OF A WOLD WIDE TASK 

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nat- 
tions." Mt. 28:19a 

"But we shall receive power after 
the Holy Ghost is come upon: and 
shall be witnesses unto me both in 
Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in 
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part 
of the earth." Acts 1:8 

THE DISCIPLINE OF PRAYER 

"Lord teach us to pray." Lk. 11:2b 
He gave them the immortal prayer, 
'The Lord's Prayer." 

THE DISCIPLINE OF THE 
HOLY SPIRIT 

"But the Comforter, which is the 
Holy Ghost, whom the Father will 
send in my name, He shall teach you 
all things." John 14:26a 

"But ye shall receive power, after 
that the Holy Ghost is come upon 
you." Acts 1:8a 

THE DISCIPLINE OF 
THE WORD OF GOD 

"Jesus answered and said unto him, 
'Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is 
written,' " Luke 4:8a 

"They have Moses and the prophets, 
let them hear them." Lk. 16:29 

"Heaven and earth shall pass away, 
but my words shall not pass away." 
Mt. 24:35 

Jesus taught and respected the au- 
thority of the inspired scripture and 
did not dwell on higher criticism. 



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be full of hope. 

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THE DISCIPLINE OF THE 
URGENCY OF HIS MESSAGE 

"Jesus said ■ — T must work the 
works of him that sent me, while it 
is day: the night cometh, when no 
man can work.' " John 9:4 

"Go ye into all the world, and 
preach the gospel to every creature." 
Mk. 16:15 

THE DISCIPLINE OF 
PRACTICAL TRAINING 

"Follow me and I will make you 
fishers of men." Mk. 4:19 

The disciples learned by doing, ex- 
periencing, and watching Jesus as he 
dealt with the world. 

THE DISCIPLINE OF HOLINESS 

"Be ye holy for I am holy." Levi- 
ticus 20:7a. Christ by example and by 
teachings taught his disciples to be 
holy men, men that would abstain 
from the sinful lusts of the flesh. 

You may make a study of how Jesus 
trained his disciples and point out 
other basic disciplines through which 
He led them. 

These men whom Jesus trained were 
known as unlearned, yet they de- 
veloped into the great founders of 
Christ's Church upon this earth. 



Birth, Death, Life 



In a stable, Oh! so lonely 
A babe was born so undefiled, 
Known to shepherds and to angels, 
Was by God so glorified. 

2 
In the cross of Christ I glory, 
Tow'ring o'er the wrecks of time, 
All the light of sacred story, 
Gathers round its head sublime. 



In a tomb so dark and dreary, 
Lay a saviour crucified, 
On a bright and glorious morning 
Lived the Christ who death defied. 

The first and last verses were writ- 
ten with apologies to the writer of 
"In The Cross of Christ I Glory." The 
two verses added, was an attempt to 
bring out the three great events of 
Christ's life in verses — His birth, His 
crucifixion, and His resurrection. 



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VOLUME XLVIII 



JEFFERSON, N. C, JUNE, 1965 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 2 




THIS THERMOMETER registers the gifts for the Presbytery's Retreat 
and Camp Fund from the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 



Campaign For Camp 
Ami Retreat Center 



Gene Stanley is the chairman of the 
Camp Drive for the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church. 

Sam Miller is the chairman of the 
drive for the Laurel Fork Church with 
Dean Miller as co-chairman. 

Guy Sheets is the chairman of the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

At this present time the pledges for 
the three churches in the Glendale 
Springs field are as follows. The cam- 
paign is not over as there are others 
who have not been contacted. 

Goal Pledees 
Laurel Fork Church $603 $675 

Glendale Springs Church $600 S131 
Bethel Church $609 S650 

The above report is of May 24. 1965. 
Later reports will bring these totals 
higher. 

News From Mount 
Jefferson Church 



Ebenezer* Peak 
Creek, And Low 
Gap Church News 



March was the month for taking 
off the snow tires this year — after 
quite an open and mild winter. And 
the town of West Jefferson having in- 
stalled its new system of sewer lines 
by fall of last year, the Presbyterian 
Manse was tied-in with the system at 
the end of March. Our communicants" 
Continupn ,ii, pant" t 



The Ebenezer, Low Gap and Peak 
Creek Churches resumed services for 
the year on April 4. 1965 at Peak 
Creek. The Lord has blessed exceed- 
ingly above all that we could ask or 
think. 

The churches are continuing to make 
plans and raise the needed financing 
for the many repairs necessitated by 
many years of use and relatively little 
upkeep. The Low Gap Church will 
build new. wider steps, install several 
new window sashes, and paint the in- 
terior of the church as funds become 
available. The Ebenezer Church ex- 
pects to do paint-up, fix-up jobs. Mr. 
Tom Bare and his sons are responsible 
for the new, sturdy steps now leading 
to the basement. These replace the 
temporary ones installed when the 
building was constructed. Children and 
adults may now safely walk to the 
basement. Peak Creek Church is be- 
ginning work as this is being written 
on new steps leading up the hill to 
the church. These have been badly 
needed for some time, and Mr. Eu- 
gene Miller and Mr. Vaughn Bowlin 
are heading the work detail which 
will accomplish this. Some yard work 
will be done when this is completed. 
The floor and floor joists must be 
(Continued on i>at»e 2) 





THOMAS G. MURRELL 



Murrell Coming 
As New Pastor At 
Lansing Church 



Thomas G. Murrell, who was grad- 
uated from Union Theological Semin- 
ary in Richmond, Virginia, on May 18, 
has accepted the calls from the Lan- 
sing, Foster Memorial, and Gillespie 
Presbyterian Churches. He has indi- 
cated that he will move into the manse 
at Lansing about June 15. 

Winston-Salem Presbytery will meet 
in an adjourned session on June 29 in 
the Asbury Presbyterian Church to 
receive him and two other ministers. 
He will be examined with a v'iew to 
ordination which will in all probabil- 
ity be in one of the churches of the 
group he will serve. 

Mr. Murrell is a dean's list grad- 
uate of the University of Virginia. For 
three years he was a sergeant in the 
Air Force and was stationed in Anch- 
orage, Alaska. For a time before en- 
tering the Seminary he was a self- 
employed architect. Currently he is 
an officer in his home church at Lynn- 
('(.nnnueri nn page 2i 

Glendale Bible 

Schools Planned 



The Daily Vacation Bible School 
schedule for the Glendale Springs 
Field is planned as follows: 

This year we are planning to start 
at Bethel Church on June 16 and con- 
tinuing through the 24. 

The Bible School at Gicndale Springs 
is planned for June 23 and continuing 
through July 3. 

The Bible School at Laurel Fork is 
planned to start on July 12 and con- 
tinue through July 22. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNK 1065 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

THE STAFF 

John W. Luke, Editor 
Rev. T. 1. Smith 

Assistant to Editor 
R. H. Stone, Circulation Mgr. 

ISSUED QUARTERLY— MARCH 

JUNE, SEPTEMBER and 

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^Subscription Price 25c Per Tear 

Entered as Second Class Matter 
Postage Paid, July 21, 1925 at the 
Host Office of Jefferson, N. C. 
under Act of March 3, 1879. 

Zip Code 28640 



NEWS FROM MOUNT 

JEFFERSON CHURCH 



Love Finds 
A Neighbor 

(EDITORIAL) 



There was a lesson taught almost 
2 000 years ago that would solve many 
of the problems of our social life to- 
day. A lawyer stood up and asked 
Jesus, "Master, what shall I do to 
inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered, 
"How readest thou?" The lawyer 
answering said, "Thou shalt love the 
Lord thy God with all thy heart, and 
with all thy soul, and with all thy 
strength, and with all thy mind; and 
thy neighbor as thyself." Jesus said, 
"You have answered right." The lawy- 
er wanting to justify himself, and 
raise an argument, said unto Jesus, 
"And who is my neighbor?" Jesus 
told the unforgettable story of the 
Good Samaritan. 

In these days when people are try- 
ing to take away others rights and 
others demanding their rights, I 
wou'd like to tell a true story similar 
to the story told by Jesus many years 
ago. 

One hot summer day, a crowded 
bus was making its way toward a 
large southern city. The bus was 
crowded and hot. Standing in 'he aisle 
of the swaying vehicle an old and 
tired colored lady had been holding 
on as best she could for a long time. 
The seats in the back of the bus were 
filled with some strong young people 
of her own race. None of them notic- 
ed the old colored lady and how tired 
she was, from standing. Their glances 
and thoughts passed her by on the 
other side, and none of them offered 
a seat. There were also on this bus 
many strong white gentlemen who had 
good seats. None of them seemed to no- 
tice the plight of this tired soul stand- 
ing in the aisle, and their glances pass- 
ed by on the other side. No one r.eemed 
to notice the exhausted woman stand- 
ing there, that is, no one except a 
Christian white lady, who had been 
watching her for some time. She put 
herself in the place of the one stand- 
ing, and knew how tired she must be 
on that long hot journey. She tactful- 



'C< ntinueu froin page 1) 
classes began on the first Friday of 
the month — to run for the six weeks 
preceding the spring communion. 

April saw the beginning of the or- 
ganizing of the Ashe couny churches 
for the raising of funds for Presby- 
tery's new "Retreat Center"; and this 
activity has been a lesson to all of 
us, a lesson in what the county 
churches can do in concerted effort. 
On Communion Sunday, April II, five 
young people of the Communicants' 
class made their profession of faith. 
Then on the following Friday — the 
Friday of the Crucifixion — the an- 
nual noon service of half-an-hour's 
length was held, with a 10-minute 
meditation upon the seventh word 
from the cross. 

Easter Sunday was a special day 
at Mt. Jefferson. Beginning with the 
Sunrise Service at 6:30 — the largest 
we have ever had — there was an 
address on Genesis 45:27, 28, entitled 
"Have You seen the Wagons?" Im- 
mediately following the service, the 
Men-of-the-Chureh served a ham and 

ly and politely moved her children 
sitting beside her over a little, and 
gave the tired one a place to sit. I am 
sure the hearts of both women were 
filled with happiness because of this 
deed. One heart was made glad be- 
cause someone cared for her welfare, 
the other heart rejoiced in that she 
had helped someone in need. 

In the words of Jesus, "Which now 
of these three, thinketh thou was 
neighbor unto the tired one standing 
in the aisle? Would you say also that 
it was she who shewed mercy on the 
one in need 9 Then I say with Jesus 
in this world that is so selfish show 
thy Christian love to all people. Let 
thy Christian love find many neigh- 
bors. 

The Apostle Paul wrote this same 
lesson that Jesus taught when he ex- 
pressed himself in 1st Corinthians the 
13th Chapter. In the Moffatt transla- 
tion it is put in language we can 
easilv understand today. 

Thus. I may speak with the ton"ues 
of men and of angels, but if I have 
not love, 

I am a noisy gong or a clanging 
cymbal; 

I may prophesy, fathom all myster- 
ies and secret lore, 

I may have such absolute faith that 
I can move hills from their place, but 
if I have not love, I count for noth- 
ing; 

I may distribute all I possess in 
charity, 

I may give up my body to be burnt, 
but if I have not love. I make nothing 
of it. 

Love is very patient, very kind. Love 
knows no jealousy; 

Love makes no parade, gives itself 
no airs, is never rude, never selfish, 
never irritated, never resentful; love is 
never glad when others go wrong, 
love is gladdened by goodness, always 
slow to expose, always eager to be- 
lieve the best, always hopeful, always 
patient. Love never disappears, etc. 

If you would help a troubled world, 
catch this spirit of Christian love from 
Jesus and Paul — and go thou and 
do likewise. 



Barbecue Raises 

Money For Chapel 

The Glendale Springs community 
held a barbecue supper for the pur- 
pose of raising funds for the Wade 
Rose Chapel to adjoin the present 
Ashe Memorial Hospital. 

Barbecue chicken was cooked and 
supervised by Mr. Jonce Woodie at 
the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church pit. The women of the Glen- 
dale Church did a great deal of the 
work with help of others who wished 
to aid. 

The amount received at this time of 
printing this paper is $240. in round 
numbers. 

Thanks go out to all who helnrd 
in giving this supper and to all who 
attended the meal at the Ashe Central 
High School on May 8. 

MURRELL COMING 

AS LANSING PASTOR 



(Continued from page 1 ) 
haven Virginia. He is married and he 
and Mrs. Murrell have three children 
Dianna, Lola, and John. The familv 
visited the county on March 13-15 
when Mr. Murrell preached in each 
of the churches. 

He has been a leader in parish work 
in Virginia. Each member of the fami- 
ly has some connection with scout- 
ing. 

The manse is being redecorated for 
their coming. The churches have not 
had a pastor since the resignation of 
Rev. John Stanley in 1963. 

EBENEZER. PEAK 

CREEK. LOW GAP 



(Continued irom page 1> 
renovated this summer as well. 

The churches were privileged on 
April 25 1965 to have Mr. George B. 
Michie. Principal of the Glade Vallev 
School as their adult Sunday School 
teacher and morning minister. There 
have been many fine comments of ap- 
preciation for Mr. Michie's services in 
the absence of the regular supply, Mr. 
Smiley. 

On May 2. fifteen faithful and loval 
persons received beautiful pins for one 
year of attendance in Sunday School. 
The pins are not an end in themselves, 
but rather the means to achieving an 
end, that of growing to "know Him. 
and the power of His resurrection a-\rt 
the fellowship of His sufferings ba- 
ing made conformable u^to His 
death." Our prayer is that this t^uth 
may become the goal of our lives as 
we study and worship together 

egg breakfast to everyone present — - 
a splendid breakfast. At 10:00 a. m. 
the young people had charge of the 
Sunday School program, and once 
more demonstrated the fine capabil- 
ity of those coming on. The regular 
service at 11:00 was upon "Experienc- 
ing Our Risen Lord"; and the service 
was enriched by the special music of 
the choir. 

The warm month of May has seen 
the Baccalaureates and Commence- 
ments over, and the Daily Vacation 
Bible School begun — begun on the 
31. 



.TTTATTT- ]P65 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



111 Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



Easier A Busy 



Glendale Women's 



MRS. KATE LONG 

Mrs. Kate Lon? was born in Ashe 
county on Feb. 26, 1879 and passed 
away on April 12, 1965 at the mature 
age of 86 years. 

Mrs. Long was married to Oscar 
Lons in 1398 and two sons and three 
daughters were born to this union. 
Three daughters survive their mother. 
Mrs. Long made her home with her 
daughter. Mrs. William Hart, in the 
Laurel Fork community. She was a 
ouiet, good woman, and expressed her 
faith in saying she claimed a hope in 
the Lord. She will be missed by her 
familv and friends who loved her. May 
God bless and comfort her loved ones. 
The service was held in the Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church. 

MRS. DORA WOODIE LLOYD 

Mrs. Lloyd passed away April 8, 1965 
and was born August 13, 1893. The ser- 
vices were held by Rev. Watt Cooper 
and J. W. Luke in the Reins-Sturdi- 
vant Chapel North Wilkesboro, N. C. 
April 10 at 11 a. m. 

Many people in the Peak Creek area 
of Ashe county will remember Mrs. 
Woodie when she lived there and was 
a member of the Peak Creek Presby- 
terian. She at this time was Mrs. Aus- 
tin Woodie. Mrs. Lloyd afterward mov- 
ed to North Wilkesboro and became a 
faithful member of the North Wilkes- 
boro Presbyterian Church. Well done 
thou good and faithful servant. 

MRS. MARY A. OSBORNE 

Mrs. Mary A. Osborne. 92 years of 
age, passed away and funeral service 
was held by Dr. R. H. Stone on May 
3. 1965. Internment was in the Lan- 
sing cemetery at Lansing, N. C. Mrs. 
Osborne was the mother of our well 
known citizen and elder of the Lan- 
sing Presbyterian Church, Walter Os- 
borne. She made her home with her 
daughter, Mrs. Clyde Yonce of Ox- 
ford. Pa. during her last days upon 
this earth. May God bless and comfort 
the family as their mother is called 
ot her rest in heaven. 

NOAH DEWEY ROYAL 

Noah Dewey Royal was called of 
God to his heavenly home on May 20, 
1965 at his residence in North Wilkes- 
boro. N. C. Noah was born December 
27, 1912 near the Loggins school house 
in Wilkes county, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sidney Royal. Surviving are his 
wife, five sons, and two daughters, a 
brother and a sister. 

Noah was of the Presbyterian faith 
having professed Christ in the tent 
meetings at Loggins school house. 
Noah was a loyal, and faithful Christ- 
ian. "Well done thou good and faith- 
ful servant, enter thou into the joy 
of thy Lord." 



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Day In Worship Birthday 



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Easter in the Glendale Springs start- 
ed with a sunrise service in the church 
yard after which doughnuts and cof- 
fee were served in the basement of 
the Memorial bu'lding. At 11 a. m. 
a service was held by Robert Woodie 
the principal of the Jefferson school. 

At 10:00 a. m. an Easter service 
was held at the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church and at 11:15 a. m. the Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian had a service with 
the Baptist Church of Laurel Spring's 
as visitors. 

Young people held an Easter ser- 
vice at 6:30 p. m. at the Glendale 
Springs Presbyterian Church. 

The people at Glendale appreciat- 
ed and thank Mr. Robert Woodie for 
holding the 11 o'clock service at Glen- 
dale Springs Church. 

REV. GASTON BOYLE, SR. 

We miss in our presence the Rev. 
Gaston Boyle who passed away on 
April 9 at the age of 82 years. The 
Rev. Gaston Boyle was born in Brazil 
and served as a missionary there for 
a number of years. Two of his five 
sons are also missionaries in foreign 
countries. 

Mr. Boyle served the Danbuvy and 
Clark Memorial Churches in Winston- 
Salem Presbytery for a number of 
years. 



The Women of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church met May 23 — 
Sunday at 7 p. m. in the basement of 
the Memorial Building for their an- 
nual birthday meeting. The offering 
was received for our Christian College 
and our hospital in Korea. 

The college is the Presbyterian Col- 
lege Taejon, one of the few four year 
Christian colleges in Korea. The hos- 
pital is the only hospital in an area 
of 3.000,000 people, Presbyterian Med- 
ical Center Chonju. Those who attend- 
ed the West District Conference at 
Elkin, N. C. realize what a terrible 
need there is in these institutions. 

Graeie Candill To 

Help In Glendale 

We are glad to announce that Miss 
Graeie Caudill will be full time help- 
er in the Glendale Field this summer, 
(that is, while she is not thinking 
about her wedding in August). Graeie 
is now teaching at the West End Pres- 
byterian Church School in Hopewell, 
Va. and expects to be home about the 
12th of June. 

Miss Caudill is a good helper in Sun- 
day School and Young People's activi- 
ties and will be welcomed by our 
field of churches. 



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Convenient free parking between the towns. 

Family stamps with every purchase. 

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ttjt? ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE 1065 



Congratulations 



To Graduate 



The Ashe Presbyterian congratulates 
all graduates especially from the hi n h 
schools of our immediate communities 
and churches. 

Especially do we congratulate the 
following young people connected with 
our Sunday Schools, churches, and 
voung people of the Glendale Springs 
Field. 

We wouia commend the following 
verses for your inspiration and guid- 
ance in life as you go out from High 
School into whatever walk of life you 
may enter: 

"Trust in the Lord with all thine 
heart; and lean not unto thine 
own understanding. In all thy 
ways acknowledge Him, and He 
shall direct thy paths." Prov. 3:5-0 
The words of Jesus as a boy, 
"Wist Ye Not. That I Must Be 
About My P'ather's Business." 
Luke 2:49b. 

"Let us run with patience the 
race that is set before us, looking 
unto Jesus the author and finish- 
er of our faith." Heb. 12:1-2. 
Ashe Central High School — (Con- 
nected or members of Glendale 
Springs) — Vivian Sealy, Patsy Bare, 
Judy Sheets James Allen Wayne Mil- 
ler, Jerry Craven. Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church. Tommy Johnson, 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church. 

Glade Valley School — Curtis Mil- 
ler, Mike Miller, members of Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church. JoAnne 
Harless, member of Glendale Springs. 

Sparta High School — Phyllis Up- 
church William McGrady. Connected 
or member of Laurel Fork Presbyter- 
ian Church. 

West Wilkes High School — Rich- 
ard Anthony Orsbon. Connected to 
Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

North Carolina School For The Deaf 
— Juanita Darnell, Glendale Springs, 
N. C. 

We especially congratulate Susan 
Pickard the daughter of Rev. George 
Pickard of Anderson, S. C. As many 
of us remember Rev. George Pickard 
worked in the Glendale Field as a 
young man. Susan graduates at the 
T. L. Hanna High School of Ander- 
son, S. C. 

Wilkes Central High School — Rus- 
sell Dancy of Bethel Church. 

Miss Acheson 

Is Returning 



Miss Evelyn Acheson, now teaching 
in the West End Presbyterian Church 
School, will migrate south to the 
mountains. She plans to stay in her 
apartment this summer at Glendale 
Springs. Miss Acheson is a splendid 
help in the Daily Vacation Bible 
School. 

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West Jefferson, N. C. 



Dr. Stone Makes 

Holy Land Trip 

Dr. R. H. Stone will be traveling in 
the Holy Land when this paper is in 
the mail. On June 7 he left for the 
Holy Land by plane from Greensbjro, 
N. C. Among the many places he will 
visit will be Lebanon, Egypt, Jerusal- 
em, Tel Aviv, .A thens, Rome, London 
and Scotland. We wish Dr. Stone on 
this wonderful trip — God speed. 

The return trip will bring Dr. Stone 
back about the first week in July. 

Stanley Speaks 

At Baccalaureate 



We are glad to hear that John Stan- 
ley was back in Ashe county for the 
baccalaureate sermon for the Lansing 
High School. Rev. John Stanley was 
the beloved pastor of the Lansing 
Presbyterian Church and is now serv- 
ing in Clinton, S. C. John did an out- 
standing work while in this county and 
he is welcomed back by the people at 
Lansing for his part in the high school 
commencement. 

Love The World 
Through Me, Lord 



Memorial Bldg. 

Improved. Useful 

The Women of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church are having a tile 
floor laid in the new kitchen made 
possible by the concrete floor just 
poured in the basement. The women 
are planning to put in nice oabinet^ 
and other conveniences as they can 
afford these niceties. 

The basement is now being used for 
roller skating by the young people. 
The new fireplace has become a fav- 
orite place to cook hot dogs and pop 
corn. Nice electric lights have been 
put in the kitchen and we hope some- 
day when we can get the money to 
install lights in the main part of the- 
basement. This will take quite an ex- 
penditure as the room is large. We 
use a temporary string of lights on a 
cord at this time. 

Editorial Notes 



Love this world through me, Lord, 
This world of broken men; 
Thou didst love through death, Lord, 
O love in me again; 
Souls are in despair, Lord, 
O make me know and care; 
When my life thy see, 
May they behold Thee; 
O love the world through me, through 
me, 
love the world through me. 

— Wendell P. Loveless 



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(By the late William T. McElroy, D.D.) 

Someone has suggested that the rea- 
son Jesus never wrote anything was 
because it was His desire to write His 
message to the world in the lives of 
men. That thought seems to have been 
in the mind of the Apostle Paul when 
he wrote to the Corinthians: "You 
show that you are a letter from Christ 
. . . written not with ink but with the 
Spirit of the living God." Is not our 
Lord still writing His message in the 
lives of men? Are we living in such a 
way that His word of truth and love 
and redemption is clear to those who 
look upon our lives? Many people who 
never read the Bible will be reading 
our lives. If we are to be Christ's 
message to our fellowmen, how neces- 
sary it is that the page on which He 
writes be always clean and shining! 



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JUNE, 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



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Programs Held At 

Glade Valley 

On Wednesday. Mav 12, in a form- 
al program in the Srow-Armentrout 
Auditorium, Gladi- Valley School wa~ 
officially presented, and accepted, the 
new three apartment staff residence 
given to the school by Mr. D. C. Rec- 
tor and Mr. F. L. Hatcher, of Mount 
Airv North Carolina. 

May 23 marked the beginning of 1965 
commencement week at Glade Vallev 
School. Dr. Tom Anderson preached 
the Bacalaureate Sermon at 11:00 a. 
m. on May 23. in the Snow-Armen- 
trout Auditorium. On May 27, there 
was a piano recital by the piano stu- 
dents of Mr. Richard Luke, at 3:00 p. 
m. in the auditorium. 

Graduation exercises were held on 
May 28, at 11:00 a. m., when Dr. Fron- 
tis W. Johnston, Dean of Faculty, 
Davidson College, brought the mes- 
sage. Twenty-three received di- 
plomas as members of the graduating 
class of 1965. 

The Lillie B. Thorn Boys Dormitory 
construction has progressed to the sec- 
ond story and will be completed by 
August 10. It will house fifty boys and 
two matrons. 

The trustees of Glade Valley School 
recently approved the construction of 
another tri-plex residence on the cam- 
pus, which may be under construction 
before June 1. This residence will be 
occupied by new members of the 
school faculty. 



Wedding Bells 

On Mav 14 two of cur young peo- 
ple of Glendale Springs community 
were married at the Manse. Miss Viv- 
ian Ray DeBose and Mr. Jerden Culby 
Miller were united in holy matrimony 
by Rev. J. W. Luke. Miss DeBose is 
the daughter of Mrs. Agnes Crepps 
and Mr. Miller is son of Mrs. Wesley 
Miller. 

Miss Nancy Vannoy and Billy Shep- 
herd from Wilkes county are planning 
a wedding at the Bethel Presbvterian 
Church on June 12 at 7:30 p. m. Our 
own little Nancy so faithful at church 
will venture in the sea of matrimony. 

We just received an invitation from 
the family of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. 
Schrock of Fisher. 111. to their daugh- 
ter's marriage to Mr. James Donald 
Hatch, (Jim Hatch). We cannot help 
remembering how Jim talked about 
"Jan" when he worked with us last 
summer in this field. The marriage 
will be on June 12 at 7 p. m. in the 
Gibson City Bible Church. Gibson City, 
111. 



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Sherry MeGrady 

In Honor Soeiety 

Miss Sherry Delores MeGrady, of 
Glade Valley, was inducted into the 
Fiat Lux chapter of the National Hon- 
or Society at Glade Valley school on 
Tuesday, May 18. 

Miss MeGrady is a junior at Glade 
Vallev and is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. W. B. MeGrady of Laurel Springs. 

Honor Society members are chosen 
on the basis of their scholarship (90 
per cent high school average), char- 
acter, leadership and service. 

The tapping was performed by the 
senior members of the Society, Daniel 
Evans Hale, of Naxera, Virginia, and 
Rebecca Dianne Gardner, of Honduras, 
Central America, both of whom re- 
ceived gold tassels for their gradua- 
tion caos. 



We Need Less 

Liquor In Wilkes 

I understand that there is an ef- 
fort to put a liquor store in North 
Wilkesboro, and that many voters in 
the county would like to have a 
chance to vote against it. Petitions to 
that effect are now being circulated 
asking the county commissioners to 
put the issue to a vote. 

A good old citizen of Wilkes county 
several years ago used this quaint il- 
lustration. He said if you are trying 
to drain a swamp of water you do 
not put more water into the swamp. 
Beer and liquor is now causing more 
poverty and crime in our counties 
than any other single factor our peo- 
ple take part in. 

The old prophet of God, Habakkuk 
wrote in Chapter 2 the 15th verse 
these words, "Woe unto him that giv- 
eth his neighbor drink, that puttest 
thy bottle to him, and makest him 
drunken. . . " Habakkuk 2:15a 

If I were a man who made liquor, 
or sold liquor, or voted for it, I would 
be afraid of the curse of Almighty 
God. 

Presbyterians, 

Baptists Meet 

The Baptist Church of Laurel 
Springs and the Presbyterian Church 
of Laurel Fork had two very delight- 
ful union services. 

On April 11 the Presbyterians unit- 
ed in worship with the Baptist Church 
at Laurel Springs. The pastor of the 
Baptist Church delivered a splendid 
and inspiring message. 

On Easter Sunday, April 18, the Bap- 
tist Church returned the visit to the 
Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church and 
a fine fellowship was enjoyed by the 
two congregations again. The message 
was given by the pastor of the Laurel 
Fork Presbyterian Church. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1965 



Memorial Chapel 
For Wade Rose 
At Ashe Hospital 

Tn our last issue we carried an ar- 
ticle about God calling Coach Wade 
Rose to his Heavenly home. Wade wa ; 
a well known and popular coach of 
the Ashe Central High School. His 
team as many know won the state 
championship in class 2A basketball 
for 1965. 

Wade was recently elected deacon 
in the Glendale Springs Prejbyterian 
Church where he had been a member 
since boyhood and a faithful worker 
in the Lord's work. While he was in 
the Baptist Hospital for treatment, the 
Chapel there was a great comfort to 
him. It was suggested that we build 
a chapel which is much needed at the 
Ashe county hospital in his honor. 
This hospital is interdenominational 
and will be a great comfort to pati- 
ents and useful for ministers to con- 
sole many in a spiritual manner. The 
Ashe County Ministerial Association 
has often expressed a great need for 
just such a chapel for the comfort of 
the patients. 

At present over $1200 has b°en rais- 
ed for this purpose. Mr. Hal Colvard 
at the Northwestern Bank. Jefferson, 
N. C. is the treasurer of this fund. 

To All the Ministers of the Presbyter- 
ian Church in the United States 
Brethren in Christ: 

The General Assembly of 1965, ;n 
one of its most significant actions ha ; 
issued a "message to the Church," a 
copy of which is enclosed, bearing the 
title "A Call to Repentance and Ex- 
pectancy." 

The General Assembly is request- 
ing each Presbytery so to arrange its 
program for the 1966 winter meeting 
as to give ample time for thoughtful 
and prayerful consideration of this 
"call." 

The General Assembly further is re- 
questing each Presbytery to urge all 
its member congregations to engage in 
an extended period of prayer, study, 
and self-examination based upon the 
"call." This request of the General As- 
sembly to every congregation con- 
templates the period of prayer, study 
and self-examination as March of 1966, 
culminating in the Easter season. As 
that time draws closer you will re- 
ceive suggestions prepared by the Di- 
vision of Evangelism of the Board of 
Church Extension to help your con- 
gregations in this endeavor. 

Trusting that this message to the 



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Luke Whitmer, and Johnnie Rose, son of Mrs. Wade Rose and the late Mr. 
Rose. 



Do You Know 
My Jesus? 



Pamela Ferris 

Do you know my Jesus, 

The Man from Galilee, 

Who walked the weary road alone 

That He might set men free? 

Do you know my Jesus, 

entire Church from the General As- 
sembly may be greatly used by God 
to stir us all in our primary commis- 
sion to witness to the Gospel, I am 

Your fellow-servant in Him, 

James A. Millard, Jr. 

Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly 



Who died your soul to save 
From death — the penalty of sin 
That binds us all as slaves? 

Do you know my Jesus, 
The Man no tomb could hold, 
Who now prepares a place for us 
Along the streets of gold? 

Do you know my Jesus? 

If not, you'll never see 

The golden streets of Gloryland 

Or the shining crystal sea. 

Do you know my Jesus? 
If not, your life will be 
Spent in burning torment 
And endless agony. 

Do you know my Jesus? 

If not. He's calling still. 

Let Him cleanse you from your sins. 

If you ask — He will. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Their Eves Are 
Upon You 

"What will you have?" said p clerk 
to a man who had just entered a cafe 
with his little son. "A glass of beer,' 
replied the gentleman. 

'And what can I get for the little 
boy?" 

"Same as father," quickly replied 
the lad. 

"Wait," said the faiher, "I will not 
take the beer." 

There are little eyes upon you, and 
they're watching night and day; 

There are little oars that quickly take 
in every word you say; 

There are little hands all eager to do 
everything you do, 

And a little boy who's dreaming of 
the day he'll be like you. 

You're the little fellow's idol, you're 
the wisest of the wise; 

In his little mind about you no sus- 
picions ever rise; 

He believes in you devoutly, holds that 
all you say and do. 

He will say and do m vour way when 
he's grown up just like you. 

There's a wide-eyed little fellow who 
believes you're always right. 

And his ears are always open, and he 
watches day and night. 

You are setting an example every- 
day in all you do. 

For the little boy who's waiting to 
grow up just like you. 

It makes no difference whether 
you are a father or mother, you are 
responsible to God, and what goes for 
father-son, goes for mother-daughter, 
too. 

■ — Southern Presbyterian Journal 

God Calls Elder 

Edgar A. Barr 



Meeting Of West 



Edgar Barr was born January 23, 
1908 and God called him from this 
world on June 10, 1965, making his 
useful life here over 57 years. 

Mr. Barr is survived by his widow, 
Helen Miller Barr, two sisters, and 
three brothers and one half brother. 

Edgar Barr was one of the most de- 
pendable and useful Christian citiz- 
ens of his community. As a Christian 
he has served as elder and suoerinten- 
dent of the Gillespie Presbyterian 
Church for a number of years. 

The funeral service was held in the 
Gillespie Presbyterian Church on 
June 13 at 2:00 P. M. by Rev;. Tho- 
mas Smith and J. W. Luke. 

The tremendous crowd who attend- 
ed the services was an example of 
the esteem by people far and wide. 
May God bless and comfort his loved 
ones by the thought that God has 
called his servant to a happy and use- 
ful life in Heaven. 

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Will They Know What 
District At Elkin Jesus Said? 



The Women of the Church of the 
West District Conference of Winston- 
Salem Presbvtery met in Elkin, N. C. 
on April 3, 1965. 

Mrs. L. H. Rare and Mrs. J. W. 
Luke attended from the Women of the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 
They reported a very inspirational 
and instructive meeting. 

W-S Presbytery 

Meets June 29 



The Presbytery of Winston-Salem 
will meet in adjourned session on 
Tuesday, June 29, 1965. Three new 
ministers will be received at this time. 
The adjourned meeting will be held 
at Asbury Presbyterian Church. 



Bill 



Wyatt Of 

Wilkes Passes 



"The increasing tide of Communism 
and juvenile delinquency which each 
day becomes a more serious threat to 
the youth of the nations of the world 
is vital testimony to the necessity for 
a return to religion in the home. 

Today, more than ever before, we 
need to bring young people closer to 
the Bible and the eternal lessons it 
teaches. 

The worship of God, as the Divine 
Creator and Helper, is an integral part 
of our history. The picture of the fami- 
ly circle — the father, mother and 
children, sitting together reading the 
Bible ■ — is a scene of inspiring beauty. 
There the Word of God is at work — 
molding character, lighting the path of 
good, inspiring deeds of service. Re- 
ligion has a vital meaning, touching 
every aspect of life. 
— The Southern Presbyterian Journal 

Prayers For Peace 
Asked By Johuson 



Willie Oscar (Bill) Wyatt was born 
in Wilkes county April 14, 1911 and 
departed this life on June 2, 1965 at 
the age of 54 years. lie married Miss 
Hattie Wingler of Wilbar, N. C. He 
is survived by four sons, two daugh- 
ters, nine grandchildren. "Bill" was 
loyal to his friends and was helpful 
when some one came to him in need. 

He professed Christ in the last days 
of his life. The funeral service was 
held in the Pentecostal Church at 
Glendale Springs by Rev. Elmer Hains 
and Rev. J. W Luke. May God bless 
and comfort his loved ones. 



President Johnson Saturday desig- 
nated May 30 — Memorial Day — "as 
a day of prayer for permanent peace." 

Johnson signed a proclamation call- 
ing on all Americans to pause at 11 
a. m. local time that day and join in 
prayer "for a lasting peace in which 
all mankind may reap the fruits of 
His blessing." 

When I was young, I was sure of 
many things; now there are only two 
things of which I am sure: one is, 
that I am a miserable sinner; and the 
other, that Christ is an all-sufficient 
Saviour. He is well taught who learns 
these two lessons. — John Newton. 



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PjAGE EIGHT 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



JUNE, 1965 



The Lord's Day 

Mr. Speeds will clean his auto, 

Mr. Spurs will groom his horse, 
Mr. Gadds will go to Coney 

With the little Gadds of course; 
Mr. Flite will put carbolic 

On his homing pigeons' perch, 
Mr. Weeds will mow his bluegrass, 

Mr. Jones will go to church. 

Mr. Cleet will drive a golf ball, 

Mr. Tiller will steer his boat, 
Mr. Popper on his cycle, 

Round and round the state will mote; 
Mr. Swatt will watch a ball game, 

Mr. Stake and son will search 
Through the bosky wood for mush- 
room, 

Mr. Wilks will go to church. 

Do you ask me what's the matter? 

Do you wonder what is wrong. 
When the nation turns from worship 

Sermon, prayer and sacred song? 
Why do people rush for pleasure, 

Leave religion in the lurch? 
Whv prefer a padded auto 

To the cushioned pew in church? 

Reader, well I know the answer, 

But if I should speak aloud 
What I think is the real reason, 

It would queer me with the crowd. 
You'll be popular, dear reader, 

When you wield the critic's birch, 
You'll be safely in the fashion 

If you blame things on the church. 
—Copied 

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT 

THE LITTLE GIRL? 



(West End Pres. Church Bulletin) 



Have you heard about the little girl 
who had gone through a fund driving 
program in her church. 

Her mother found her in the hen 
house soon afterwards stirring the 
chickens to greater efforts. 'Now 
everyone of you who will promise to 
do your best to lay two eggs a day, 
raise your hands," she was heard to 
say. 

Missionary Force 

At All-Tiine High 



(Presbyterian U. S. Release) 
More Presbyterians in U. S. are serv- 
ing overseas as missionaries then ever 
before, according to figures released 
this week by the denomination's 
Board of World Missions. The current 
total: 553, an all-time high since the 
first Presbyterian U. S. Missionary 
was sent overseas by the church in 
1867. 

Of the current total, 263 are evange- 
lists, 151 are teachers, 76 are doctors, 
nurses and other medical personnel, 
25 serve as treasurers or as business 
managers in schools and hospitals, 17 
are agriculturalists, 17 are specialists 



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Danger Of More 

Destructive Liquor 

(Quotations from The Christian Ad- 
vocate — Feb. 4, 1965) 

Through the press we have learned 
that a company is now being organiz- 
ed in N. C. for the purpose cf estab- 
lishing a distillery in the state if the 
1965 General Assembly will grant the 
privilege. 

The manufacture of liquor in N. C. 
is prohibited by a 1923 statute known 
as the Turlington Act. 

Another move is under way to per- 
mit the selling of whiskey bv drink, 
which would mean of course the open- 
ing of bar rooms in the various cities. 

Remember, it has been said that "all 
that is necessary for evil men to suc- 
ceed is for good people to do noth- 
ing." The forces of evil have well- 
nigh captured our state, and they cer- 
tainly wield too much influence over 
the legislature. This is due to the in- 
difference of those who could and 
should have something to say about 
what goes on to the fact that many 
good people have been cau?ht up in 
the false propaganda plea that we 
should lecalize liouor in order to get 
taxes and to curb the bootlegger. 
Neither of which is true in the long 
run . . . They tell us it takes far 
more money to meet the needs of law 
enforcement, to maintain jails, hos- 

of other kinds. 

Our church has just passed through 
the World Mission Emphasis season. 
May we not forget to back up those 
who have taken the challenge of Jesu? 
Christ as He has said, "Go ye into 
all the world." 



Praver Sent By 

MISS JAN£T ROBINSON 



"Lord Jesus, by Thy wounded feet 

O guide my feet aright 
Lord Jesus, by Thy wounded hands 

O keep my hands from wrong, 
Lord Jesus, by Thy parched Hps 

O curb my cruel tongue, 
Lord Jesus, by Thy closed eyes 

O guard my wayward sight 
Lord Jesus, by Thy thorn crowned 
brow 

O purify my mind. 
Lord Jesus, by Thy p ; erced heart 
O knit my heart to Thee. 

pitals, to care for the broken homes, 
and mental institutions, loss of work, 
resulting poverty, and all the other 
tragedies caused by liquor than the 
so-called revenue from liquor. 

Bishop Gerald Kennedy expressed 
the position of the Methodist Church 
in an address at Pittsburg last May 
when he declared, "We pledge a con- 
tinual warfare against liquor inter- 
ests, being more convinced with every 
passing year that they represent a de- 
structive force in our society. Why 
any intelligent people hesitate to dis- 
courage the sale and curb the adver- 
tising of alcoholic beverages is be- 
yond comprehension. We shall con- 
tinue to fight until one day, God will- 
ing, America wakes up." 

It is time for the people to contact 
their representatives and let them 
know how they feel about these Issues. 

"WILL YOU LET YOUR CONVIC- 
TIONS BE KNOWN TO YOUR REP- 
RESENTATIVES IN NORTH CARO- 
LINA?" 



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JEFFERSON, N. C, SEPT., 1965 Return Postage Guaranteed NUMBER 3 




DeSanto Glendale 

Kevival Speaker 



The Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church is planning revival services for 
the week of Sept. 19th through 26th. 
The Rev. John DeSanto of the Bethany 
Presbyterian Church of Vincennes, Ind. 
is the evangelist for these services. 

Mr. DeSanto is a graduate of Louis- 
ville Seminary of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. 
DeSanto is also planning to be with 
her husband during the revival serv- 
ices. The DeSanto's are the parents of 
three children. 

Rev. John DeSanto is a very versa- 
tile minister. He is a talented singer 
and has been very successful in evan- 
gelistic meetings. 

We ask all who read our paper to re- 
member us in prayer. Prayer meetings 
are now being held each week in the 
basement of the Memorial Building on 
Wednesday's nights. Mr. DeSanto has 
sent us 10 short messages on tape to be 
played to the people at Glendale. These 
are played at prayer meetings and 
church, and we are becoming more ac- 
quainted with the evangelist as the 
time for the revival comes near. 

Pray with us for the unsaved, pray 
with us for the members of the church, 
pray with us for God's outpouring of 
his Holy Spirit upon us for this coming 
meeting. 

Mrs. Honck Dies 

In Winston-Ssalem 



As our paper goes in the press we 
have just heard of the passing of Mrs. 
George Houck. 

Mrs. Houck is the wife of Rev. 
George Houck, pastor of the Covenant 
Presbyterian Church of Winston-Sal- 
em, N. C. We pray God's comfort and 
peace to the Houck family. 



News From Peak 
Creek, Low Gap, 
And Ebenezer 



Groundbreaking 
Is Held For New 
Retreat Center 



The Lord is continuing to bless the 
Peak Creek, Low Gap and Ebenezer 
churches. 

Ebenezer is raising the funds with 
which to sand and refinish the floors, 
and, at the writing of this article, only 
lacks seven dollars toward the total 
needed for this project. Messrs. Tom 
Bare. Charlie Hunt and Arel Blevins 
are spearheading this project. 

Work is gradually progressing on 
new steps up the hill to Peak Creek, 
thanks to Messrs. Gene Miller, Vaughn 
Bowlin and Bruce Bowlin. 

Money is being collected at Low Gap 
to construct new front steps. 

God is also blessing in a spiritual 
wav. The three-church field has been 
fortunate indeed to have Dr. James E. 
Rhodes of West Jefferson give of his 
time to fill the pulpit in the absence of 
Mr. Smiley. Mr. Earlie Rash also 
preached on August 15. He is a 1963 
graduate of Glade Valey School and is 
a pre-ministerial student at Presbyter- 
ian College in Clinton, South Carolina. 
He has also been accepted as a minis- 
terial candidate under the care of the 
Presbytery of Winston-Sal em. 

The highlight of 1965 thus far was 
the evening of Augu;t 22 when Rev. 
Billy Kim gave his testimony and a 
soul-stirring challenge to work harder 



At the adjourned meeting of Wins- 
ton-Salem Presbytery, June 29 the 
commissioners motored to the nearby 
207 acre Retreat Center on Brown 
Mountain. Here at 2 p. m. the ground 
breaking ceremony was carried out. 

Appropriate worship service was 
held, with Rev. Charles M. Murray, 
Moderator of the Presbytery, presiding. 

Those who helped in the worship 
service were Mr. and Mrs. C. W. With- 
erow, donators of the land. Rev. Homer 
C. Phifer, Jr.. J. E. Yarbrough, Rev. 
James H. Monroe, and Rev. Malcolm 
P. Anderton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Withe- 
row turned the first dirt with a tine 
new spade, while others took their turn 
in the same. 

Splendid roads have been construct- 
ed through the camp ground and build- 
ings are now being constructed with 
haste. It is hoped next summer all con- 
ferences for the Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery will be held at the Susan Bar- 
bour Jones Center. 

than ever to win the lost in Asia, par- 
ticularly Korea, which he calls the key 
to winning all of Asia for Christ. Mr. 
Kim is a minister to his own people in 
Korea, and among many other activi- 
(Continued on page 3) 




MR. AND MRS. C. W 
Church of Winston-Salem 
Jones Retreat Center. 



WITHEIIOW. members of the First Presbyterian 
donated a 207-acre site for the Susan Barbour 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

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PARABLE OF THE VACATIONISTS ^" e d (l 1 11 w S 1 11 



SHOULD CHRISTIANS OBEY 

THE LAWS OF THE COUNTRY? 

A dangerous doctrine is being shout- 
ed out today and echoed by the 
Christian churches. The doctrine of 
disobedience to the laws of our coun- 
try to get our desired end. This teach- 
ing of disobedience to the laws of our 
country is practiced by those who fav- 
or the Civil Rights law and those who 
do not want to carry it out. 

In the early days of our nation, men 
who broke the laws of our country 
and taught and led others to do so 
were dealt with in a very harsh man- 
ner. In those days it was called treas- 
on, anarchy and insurrection. George 
Washington the Father of our coun- 
try was a very strict adherent to the 
laws of the country. 

The Jews were taught to be law 
abiding and to hold in reverence the 
ruler of their nation. We see this in 
the scriptures of the Old Testament 
constantly. References to this effect 
are as follows: 

"Thou shalt not revile God, nor 
curse the ruler of thy people." Ex. 22:28 

"And whosoever will not do the law 
of thy God, and the law of the King, 
let judgment be executed speedily up- 
on him." Ezra 7:26a. 

OBEY THE LAW FOR CHRIST SAKE 

Peter in his epistle tells the Christ- 
ian to obey the laws of the country 
for the Lord's sake. "Submit your- 
selves to every ordinance of man for 
the Lord's sake; whether it be to the 
king, as supreme; or unto governors, 
as unto them that are sent by him for 
the punishment of evil doers, and for 
the praise of them that do well." I Pet. 
2:13-14. 

Paul also taught the early Christ- 
ians, although they were under sub- 
jection to a foreign government, to 
obey the laws. Romans 13:1 'Let every 
soul be subject unto the higher pow- 
ers. For there is no power but of God: 
the powers that be are ordained of 
God." 

Christians were admonished to keep 
the laws of their government as a 
testimony of the law abiding spirit 
that a Christian should show. The 



Now it came to pass, as summer 
drew nigh, that Mr. Church Member 
lifted up his eyes unto the hills and 
said: 

"Lo, the hot days come apace and 
even now are at hand. Come, let us 
go onto the heights where cool breez- 
es refresh us and glorious scenes 
await." 

"Thou speakest wisely," quoth Mrs. 
Church Member. "Yet three, yea, four 
things must be done before we go." 

"Three things I can think of, but 
not four," responded Mr. Church Mem- 
ber. "We must arrange for the flow- 
ers to be cared for. our chickens fed, 
and the mail forwarded, but the 
fourth eludes my mind." 

"The fourth is like unto the first 
three, but more important than all. 
Thou shalt dig down into thy purse 
and pay thy church pledge, that the 
good name of the church may be pre- 
served and that it may be well with 
thee, for verily I say unto you, thou 
has more money now than thou wilt 
when thou dost return." 

"And it came to pa-s that Mr. 
Church Member paid his pledge for 
the summer, and the Treasurer re- 
joiced greatly, saying, "Of a truth 

pagan world in which the followers 
of Christ lived were taught that the 
Christian would conspire against the 
rulers and would overthrow the or- 
ganized government. For this reason 
especially they were to set a good 
example of law abiding citizens. 

A Christian was also to set an ex- 
ample of a good abiding citizen as a 
testimony for Christ. Christ even 
taught his followers when wronged 
by those in power to show a good 
spirit as a testimony of goodwill to- 
ward their persecutors. Thev were 
taught if a man would take thv coat, 
let him have thy cloak also, and who- 
soever shall compel thee to go a mile, 
go with him twain. It is said in the 
days of Roman rule over the Jew, 
that dominating Roman soldiers would 
take advantage of the Jewish people 
and compel them to carrv their burd- 
ens. The Christian was tau T ht to show 
a willing spirit toward their captors 
and offer to be of cheerful service in 
going further than they were asked. 
In this way they witnessed for Christ. 

When Jesus Christ was asked a 
baffling question by his enemies. He 
answered this question bv saying, 
"Render therefore unto Caesar the 
things that are Caesar's; and unto God 
the things that are God's." Jesus would 
never ha^e answered in this way, if 
he did not think it right to respect 
the law of the government and its 
king. 

The laws of Rome protected Paul 
in a critical situation when his life 
was in danger. A howling mob sought 
to tear him to pieces. The soldiers of 
the Roman Government rescued him. 
Then when Paul was about to be beat- 
en he claimed his protection of the 
law. when he announced that he was 
a Roman citizen. Afterwards his ap- 
peal to Caesar again saved his life 
from the mob. Individuals as well as 
churches should be very careful in 
teaching and encouraging civil dis- 
obedience. Civil disobedience will pro- 
mote anarchy and deny a good wit- 
ness for Jesus Christ. 



Glendale Field 



VANNOY AND PHILLIPS 

On August 12, 1965 at 1:30 p. m. 
John Luke Vannoy, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. R. L. Vannoy, and Miss Shirley 
Phillips, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Joe Phillips, were married at the 
home on Reddies River. Several of 
the family attended the ceremony by 
the pastor Rev. J. W. Luke. The newly- 
weds will make their home in a trail- 
er at Millers Creek, N. C. May God 
bless their home and marriage life. 

SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERD 

On June 12, 1965 Billy Shepherd 
and Nancy Shepherd of Wilbar, N. C. 
were united in matrimony at the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church. Billy is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shepherd 
and Nancy the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charlie Shepherd. The service 
was conducted by candle light in the 
church. Many of the friends and fami- 
ly attended the wedding. The bride 
and groom will make their home in 
West Virginia where Mr. Shepherd is 
in business with his father. May God 
bless our young people in their new 
marriage life. Revs. Absher and Luke 
performed the ceremony. 

UPCHURCH AND REEVES 

Miss Phyllis Jean Upchurch and 
William Reeves were united in mar- 
riage at the Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church at 2 p. m. on July 31, 1965. 

Phyllis is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Bryan Upchurch of Laurel 
Springs, N. C. and William Reeves is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Reeves 
of Sparta N. C. The bride's pastor, 
Rev. J. W. Luke performed the cere- 
mony. 

A reception at the bride's home was 
enjoyed by all. The newly-weds are 
making their home in Marion, Va We 
wish and pray God's blessings upon 
the new home to be established. 

CAUDILL AND ERNST 

Miss Grace Rose Caudill of Glendale 
Springs, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ted R. Caudill, was married to Peter 
Paul Ernst, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Clarence Benjamin Ernst of Buffalo, 
N. Y. The nuptial service was held by 
the pastor. Rev. J. W. Luke in the 
Glendale Springs Pre byterian Church 
Aug. 21 at 3 p. m. The bride and groom, 
after a short trip, are making their 
home at Hopewell, Va. where Mrs. 
Ernst will teach in the West End 
Presbyterian Church School, and Mr. 
Ernst will be in service at Fort Lee, 
Va. 

After the wedding ceremony a re- 
ception was held in the Memorial 
building adjoining the church, where 
many friends greeted the oride and 
groom. 

It is our prayer that God will bless 
these young people as they unite in 
a new Christian home life. The mem- 
bers of the Glendale Springs Field of 
churches among whom Gracie worked 
so effectively, also wish and pray for 
her happiness. 

there are those who care for the Lord's 
work." And it was so. 

— Courtesy of Bob Bennett 



SEPTEMBER, 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



111 Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



"Though I walk through the valley 
of the shadow of death I shall fear no 
evil." May God give peace and comfort 
to the loved ones who mourn the pas- 
sing of their loved ones. 

MRS. GEORGE COMBS 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dancy Combs was 
born Aug. 9, 1888 and passed away 
July 24, 1965. 

MR. H. H. BURGESS 

Mr. H. H. Burgess passed away July 
14, 1965 in the Ashe Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 4, 1873, making his 
life over 92 years. 

MR. WALTER SEVERT 

Mr. Walter Severt was born June 3, 
1914 in Ashe County and died June 30, 
1965. 

MR. BOYD PRUITT 

Mr. Boyd Pruitt was born in Alleg- 
hany County Jan. 23, 1895, and passed 
away June 30, 1965. 

MR. JOHN G. COX 
Mr. John G. Cox was born on Aug. 
7, 1879 in Ashe County and oassed a- 
wey June 23.1965. 

MISS BELVA CALLOWAY 
Miss Belva Calloway was born in the 
Obids Community at the Calloway 
Gap. Memorial Services were held in 
the Blue Ridge Baptist Church on Aug. 
1 at 2 p. m. 

MR. JERRY DEAN WYATT 
Mr. Jerry Dean Wyatt was born in 
Wilkes County Oct. 17, 1938 and passed 
away June 28, 1965. 

MR. JESSE SHEETS 
Mr. Jeese Sheets was born in Wilkes 
County on March 12, 1890 and passed 
away on Aug. 3, 1965. 

MR. JOSEPH DARNELL 
Mr. Joseph Darnell was born in Ashe 
County Feb. 15, 1914 and passed away 
Aug. 19, 1965. 

MR. H. M. JOHNSON 
Mr. H. M. Johnson was born in Wil- 
kes County April 25, 1877 and passed 
away Aug. 12, 1965. 

MR. JOHNNY WM. McNEILL 
Mr. Johnny Wm. McNeill was born 
in Ashe County Aug. 23, 1940 and pas- 
sed away Aug. 8, 1965. 

Evelvn Achcsoii 

Goes To Hopewell 

Miss Evelyn Acheson who has spent 
her summer at Glendale Springs and 
has helped in many ways in the Glen- 
dale Field by teaching in Bible Schools 
and Sunday Schools, has taken her 
flight back to Hopewell, Va. where she 
teaches in the Christian School of the 
West End Presbyterian Church. 

We pray she will have a happy year 
again in her work at teaching school. 
Miss Acheson has been a great help as 
she cheerfully works in our field where 
ever she is needed most. 



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On July 23 at 1:30 p. m. the following 
were present on the Committee of Min- 
istry in the State and National Parks 
in North Carolina: 

Rev. Bert G. Richardson, Church of 
the Brethren, Rev. George A. Ketch, 
Lutheran; Rev. W. Ross Bailey, Episco- 
pal; Dr. J. W. Luke, Presbyterian; Dr. 
Samuel S. Wiley, Ex. Director o fthe 
North Council of Churches: and John 
N. Gill, Jr., Visitor-Episcopal Church. 

Rev. Bert Richardson, the former 
chairman of the committee, had asked 
to resign due to his removal of res-i 
dence cut of the immediate vicinity. 
Dr. J. W. Luke had been aopointed as 
chairman, and called the meeting to 
order. Dr. Samuel Wiley offered an 
opening prayer. Rev. George Ketch of 
Lenoir, N. C. was elected Secretary. 

The ministry to the camping areas 
of the National Parks had been very 
successful in the past years. The work 
is carried on by ministerial students 
mainly. 

We invite the campers and tourists 
who travel and use the National Parks 



(Continued from page 1) 

ties, teaches at the Presbyterian semi- 
nary in Seoul, Korea. Mrs. Kim and 
their two small children dressed in 
their Korean garb and sang. 

It is our prayer that God will con- 
tinue to bless both spiritually and ma- 
terially, and that more people will 
avail themselves of the services held 
weekly in these churches. To obtain 
information concerning the services, 
call Messrs. Tarn C. Lyle, Vaughn Bow- 
lin or Winston Atwood. Just a special 
note to those of you who live in these 
three communities: May we see YOU 
in church this Sunday? God needs you, 
but even more important, YOU need 
GOD! _____ 

to seek out the spots of worship in the 
camping areas and worship God with 
others on your vacation. The parks 
where services are held three times on 
Sunday are Doughton Park, Moses H. 
Cone, and Crabtree Meadow Parks. 

Mrs. Luke served refreshments to 
the committee at intermission. The 
Rev. Ross Bailey closed with prayer. 



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PAP,K FOUR 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER i%5 



G I e 11 d a 1 e Bible 

Schools H eld 



There were three good Daily Bible 
Schools held in the Glendale Springs 
Field this summer as described below 
in this article and pictured in. the cuts. 
The pastor, J. W. Luke, was director 
and devotional speaker for each school. 
Pictures of these schools are in this 
paper. 

The Bethel Daily Vacation Bible 
School was held from June 16 through 
24 each morning at 9 a. m, Fifty child- 
ren were enrolled counting teachers. 
The beginner's class was taught by 
Miss Evelyn Acheson, the Primary 
Class was taught by Miss Nancy Mil- 
ler, and the Junior class was taught 
by Miss Gracie Caudill. 

Each day drinks and cookies were 
furnished for the Bib^e school with 
the help of Mrs. Jessie Sheoherd. The 
highlight for recreation was volley 
ball in Press Wyatt's meadow. A wat- 
ermelon feast brought joy to all on 
the day of commencement when all 
took part in the closing program. 
Mrs. Waller Church was a great help 
in the Beginners class. 

The Glendale Springs Bible School 
was held June 28 through July 7. The 
enrollment was 60 counting the teach- 
ers. A cut in this paper will show the 
teachers as follows: Gracie Caudill 
Junior Class; Primary Class No. 1, Miss 
Evelyn Acheson and Jackie Miller- 
Primary Class No. 2, Marsha Stanley 
and Jo Ann Caudill; Beginner's Class 
Mrs. Clay Miller and " Mrs. Ernest 
Crepps. Lynda Stroud was secretary 
and store keeper. Recreation attract- 
ions were volley ball, soft ball, roller 
SKating and sand box for the little 
ones. A watermelon feast was enjoy- 
ed by all after the closing exercises. 

The Laurel Fork Bible School was 
held July 12 through the 21. The en- 
rollment in odd numbers was 40. The 
teachers in this school were: Gracie 
Caudill, Junior Class; Miss Evelyn 
Acheson, Primary Class; and Jane and 
Brenda Miller, taught the Beginner 
Class. Refreshments consisting of 
cookies and cool ade, were furnished 
each day by mothers of the children 
Volley ball was the chief sport and a 
sand box for the little ones. After the 
closing exercises on the last day a 
watermelon feast was enioyed by all 



Revival Planned 

At Laurel Fork 



. Rev. James G. Edwards the pastor of 
the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church ot Pulaski, Va. will hold the 
revival at the Laurel Fork Presbyter- 
ian Church in the first week of Octob- 
er. I he meeting is planned for Oct. 4th 
through the 10th. 

We ask our readers to nray with us 
tor a real spiritual revival upon our 
church at Laurel Fork. 



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A LARGE GROUP OF CHILDREN attended the Daily Vacation Bible 
School held this summer at the Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 



New Members 

Are Welcomed 



We welcome new members in the 
Glendale Springs Presbyterian Church. 

Jackie Mller, Janet Bare and Ronnie 
Miller were received on Sunday, Aug. 
8 and may God bless their new fellow- 
ship with Christ. 

We also welcome Judy Shepherd and 
Tuney Eugene Shepherd who were 
welcomed by profession of faith in the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church on July 30 
and Aug. 1. Mrs. Charlie Shepherd who 
had united with the church several 
years ago, renewed her febowhip in the 
church. We welcome each one and may 
God bless them with his presence in 
the Christian life. 



Dr. Stone Shows 

Jtiolv Land Slides 



Dr. R. H. Stone, who returned from 
a tour of the Holy Land, is showing 
beautiful slides which he photographed 
while on this interesting trip. Dr. Stone 
has shown these slides with an explan- 
ation talk at Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church on Aug. 5. 

Before the service a wonderful fel- 
lowship supper was served by the lad- 
ies of the church. Everyone had a 
wonderful time and enjoyed the slides 
shown by Dr. Stone. 

Dr. Stone showed his slides on Sept. 
4 at the Glendale Springs Presbyterian 
Church, and at the Bethel Presbyter- 
ian Church on August 29. 



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SEPTEMBER, 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 



Bible School Jb'or 

(rlendaie Youth 



A second short Bible School for the 
Young People of the Glendale Springs 
Church was held July 22nd through 
25th. The young people who were too 
old for the morning Bible School for 
children attended this one each- night 
at 7 p. m. After interesting games of 
villey ball, soft ball, etc, and refresh- 
ments, a spirited hymn and chorus sing 
took place. 

Miss Janet Robinson of Charlotte, N. 
C. was the interesting Bible teacher 
for each evening. Many who were 
Christians dedicated their lives in the 
closing night, and some professed 
Christ. Three of these young people 
united with the Glendale Springs Pres- 
byterian Church a few Sundays later. 



Dr, John Foster 

Makes Fine Record 



Dr. John E. Foster, native of Jef- 
ferson, now head of the Department 
of Animal Husbandry of the University 
of Maryland at Hyattsville. is one of 
the sons of the County and of the 
former Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
in whom an abounding pride is justi- 
fied. On July 19, 1914 he was receiv- 
ed into the membership of the church 
by a profession of his faith in Christ. 
To that profession he has been faith- 
ful and has been honored by the 
churches to which he has belonged. 
On November 8, 1933 he was at his 
request transferred to the West Ra- 
leigh Presbyterian Church. While there 
he was a valued and influential mem- 
ber. He was elected Deacon and was 
treasurer of the building fund as they 
went into a building program. Now 
he is an Elder in the Presbyterian 
Church at Hyattsville. He is active 
there and has been a leader in the 
construction of a new church. 

His rise to greatness was evidenced 
during his student days at State Col- 
lege from which he was graduated in 
1926. During his Senior year he was a 
member of a judging team at the In- 
ternational Livestock Exposition in 
Chicago, where he made the highest 
score in that field of knowledge. Be- 
cause of this he was awarded a scho- 
larship to Kansas State where in 1027 
he earned his Master's degree. Then 
he returned to State as instructor in 
the Department of Animal Husbandry. 
While at Raleigh he was granted a 
leave of absence for a year in order 
to go to Cornell University for ad- 
vanced study, which resulted in the 
award to him of the degree of a Doc- 
tor of Philosophy in 1937. In 1947 after 
twenty years of teaching at State he 
was called to be head of the Depart- 
ment of Animal Husbandry at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland where he has 



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GLENDALE BIBLE SCHOOL TEACHERS were, left to right, Jo Ann 
Caudili, Evelyn Acheson. Marsha Stanley, Gracie Caudill, Lynda Stroud, 
and Jackie Miller. Terry Sheets poses with the teachers. 



completed eighteen years of work. 

He is a member of the Scientific 
Manpower Commission which meets 
in Washington. He is being loaned by 
the University to the Government for 
six month., to go to South America for 
research. His six month tour, expected 
to begin in February, will take him to 
Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. He 
is frequently commandeered by the 
U. S. Department of Agriculture as an 
authority on livestock. His specialty 
is beef cattle and sheep. 

He is married to the former Miss 
Emiline Flintom of Raleigh who with 
her husband is active in the work of 
the church. They have two children, 
a son, David, now in the Peace Corps 



and is leaving the Virgin Islands for a 
service in Africa; a daughter, Margar- 
et, married to Lee Nunn, a West Point 
graduate. The Nunns have a daughter, 
who as Miss Washington, D. C, was 
given a trip to Europe. 

Dr. Foster has recently spent some 
time in Jefferson visiting his brother, 
Mr. Edwin Foster, and his sister, Mrs. 
Lawrence Tyson, and Mr. Tyson. 

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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1965 



Bible 
In 



Schools 
Lansing Area 



Vacation Bible Schools were held for 
one week each in the Lansing, Gilles- 
pie, and Foster Memorial Churches, 
during June and July. 

The Lansing Bible School met during 
the week of June 28 and had an aver- 
age total attendance of 79. Mrs. Thomas 
Powers served as Director of the 
school, and had enlisted teachers and 
made plans for the school before the 
pastor, Mr. Thomas G. Murrell, arrived. 

In the Foster Memorial Church, the 
Bible School was held during the week 
of July 12, and there was an average 
attendance of 69. Mrs. Bina M. Davis 
served as Director, and led in enlisting 
teachers and in making other plans for 
the school. 

The Gillespie Bible School was held 
during the week of July 19, and had an 
average attendance of 58. Mrs. Wade 
Ham, of Apple Grove, was unable to 
attend the School, but she served as 
the Director in enlisting teachers and 
in making other plans for the school. 

The men of all three churches helped 
to provide transportation for the Bible 
School students, using their own cars 
and trucks because the churches' 
Volkswagen bus was not in operation 
this summer. 

News From Foster 

Memorial Church 



The Women of the Foster Memorial 
Presbyterian Church met at the home 
of Mrs. Gladys Wiles for their monthly 
meeting June 24. The meeting had a 
three fold purpose: the regular meet- 
ing for June, a visit with the hostess 
who had been a shut-in due to illness 
and a surprise stork shower for Mrs' 
Irene Wiles. After the worship service 
and shower, refreshments were served 
to the 20 guests who attended. 

On July 22 the Women of the Church 
met at the home of Mrs. Alene Davis 
for the regular monthly meeting. A in- 
spiring worship service was held, and 
after the service a bridal shower was 
presented to Miss Brenda Little. Re- 
freshments were served to the group 
at the close of the meeting. 

The Foster Memorial Presbyterian 
Church Sunday School held its annual 
picnic on July 4 at the church and com- 
munity picnic area. Approximately 
lifty people attended, and everyone 
enjoyed the fellowship and excellent 
food. 

The Young People's Sunday School 
Class of the Foster Memorial Church 



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August was the month for wedding 
bells in the Lansing area, with two 
couples married in the Lansing Presby- 
terian Church. 

On Sunday, August 1, at 2:00 p. m., 
Mis Brenda Little and Mr. Thomas 
Gentry were united in marriage in a 
service led by Mr. Thomas G. Murrell 
and Dr. R. H. Stone. 

Brenda is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Howard Little of Husk. She and 
her parents are members of the Foster 
Memorial Presbyterian Church. Tom 
Gentry was a resident of Lansing, but 
has been working in Boone. He is a 
member of the Lansing Presbyterian 
Church. 

The couple took a wedding trio to 
Pennsylvania. They will make their 
home in Boone. 

On Saturdav. August 14 at 800 p m.. 
Miss Mary Elizabeth Jones and Mr. 
James Frank Little were married bv 
Dr. R. H. Stone. Betsy is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Jones of Lansing. 
She and her family are members of the 
Lansing Presbyterian Church. Frank 
Little is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edd H. 
Little of Warrensville. 

The couple took a wedding trip to the 
southern part of Virginia. Thev will 
make their home in Warrensville. 

enjoyed a hay ride Wednesday, Aug. 4 
to the White Top Mountain. The class 
and invited guests met at the church 
prior to the departure. Transportation 
was provided by Mr. Hiram Wiles. 

Approximately 30 young people en- 
joyed the trip, singing, hiking, and 
roasting weiners. The group was chap- 
eroned by their Pastor, and his wife. 
Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Murrell. and 
Junior Wiles who drove the truck. 



The General Assembly of the Presby- 
terian Church meeting in April 1965 
sent out a call to the ministers and to 
the Presbyteries of the church to re- 
pentance and expectancy. 

The introduction of this call is as 
follows: 

There is a widespread agreement in 
the Presbyterian Church concerning 
the importance of evangelism. And 
there is a widespread feeling among us 
that we are falling short in this im- 
portant work. A marked decline in the 
usual indices of a church's spiritual 
health-professions of faith, baptisms, 
candidates for the ministry, new chur- 
ches — has Presbyterians in all parts 
of our Assembly deeply concerned. 

Many throughout the Church have 
been engaged in prayerful pondering 
of these things. Out of this has come 
the conviction that we should address 
to the whole church, not new plans 
and procedure, but a call to repentance 
and to expectant waiting upon the 
Lord. 

It is hoped the Presbyteries of our 
southern Presbyterian Church will 
give this our prayerful attention, and 
in humility we shall repent of sins and 
neglect arid pray for God's power 
through the Holy Spirit be poured up- 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Murrell Ordained, 
Install eel At Lansing 



Thomas G. Murrell was ordained and 
installed as the pastor of the Lansing, 
Gillespie, and Foster Memorial Presby- 
terian Churches in a special service 
Sunday night. July 25. The service wa-: 
held in the Lansing Church, and was 
well attended by members of all three 
congregations. 

Ruling Elder Walter Osborne, of 
Lansing, presided at the service and in- 
troduced ihe other members of the 
commission appointed by Presbytery. 
The Rev. W. O. Nelson, pastor of the 
the Flat Rock Church, Mt. Airy, led 
the pastoral prayer, and the Rev. Ir- 
ving R. Stubbs, pastor of the Howard 
Memorial Church, Tarboro. and the 
Murrell's former pastor, delivered the 
ordination sermon. 

Mr. Osborne proposed the ordination 
questions to Mr. Murrell and to the 
congregations, and the Rev. Thomas B. 
Bangnal, pastor of the Clemmons Pres- 
byterian Church, led the ordination 
prayer. 

The charge to the pastor was deliver- 
ed by Dr. John W. Luke, and the 
charge to the congregations was deliv- 
ered by Mr. Conley Thompson, a ruling 
eider in the Gillespie Church. .After 
the closing hymn, Mr. Murrell pro- 
nounced the benediction. 

This is Mr. Murrell's first pastorate, 
although he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Virginia in 1954. He was an 
architect in Norfolk, Virginia, before 
entering Union Theological Seminary 
in 1962. Mr. and Mrs. Murrell and their 
three children moved into the manse 
in Lansing June 12. 

Mrs, Severt Given 

Life Membership 

The Women of the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church presented a Life 
Membership Award to Mrs. Frank 
Severt on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the 
church. After a wonderful fellowship 
supper in the basement of the Memor- 
ial Building, pictures of the Holy Land 
were shown bv Dr. R. H. Stone." 

Before the lecture by Dr. Stone the 
Life Membership Award was present- 
ed to Mrs. Severt. Mrs. Severt has been 
faithful in church work and woman's 
work for many years. She was faithful 
in her work at Obids Church and at 
Glendale Springs Presbyteiian Church. 

In the absence of the President of the 
Women. Mrs. L. J. Yelanjian, Mrs. J. 
W. Luke pinned the life membership 



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CHILDREN OF ALL AGES enjoyed attending the Bible School which 
was conducted this summer at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in the 
Glendale field. 



Services At Peak 

Creek, Ebenezer 



Every year in the late summer it is 
the custom for churches in the mount- 
ain area to have memorial and decor- 
ation services. These services are held 
as memorials to loved ones passed a- 

pin upon Mrs. Severt. 

We know of no one who is more 
worthy of this honor for Mrs. Severt 
has been an outstanding faithful 
Christian worker for a half a century. 
May God bless her with many more 
happy years for her Savior. 



way, and for upkeep and decoration 
of the cemeteries scattered over this 
area. 

On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15 a me- 
morial and decoration service was held 
at Ebenezer Church and the cemetery 
was beautifully decorated with flowers. 

On Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22 a simi- 
lar service was held in the Peak Creek 
Church and the cemetery was decorat- 
ed. These services are attended by all 
denominations and several families 
who have loved ones buried in the 
cemeteries. 

Rev. J. W. Luke preached at the Ebe- 
nezer service and Revs. Clate Brown 
and J. W. Luke took part in the Peak 
Creek Memorial Service. 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



SEPTEMBER, 1965 



Many Summer 
Activities At 
Mount Jefferson 



At this the season or preparation for 
winter (with canning and freezing), it 
startles one to look back over the past 
three months and to realize how swift- 
ly the time has gone. June saw our 
DVBS set-up and completed during the 
first two weeks. Then three of our 
Pioneer boys attended the Presbytery 
Camp, June 21-26. 

In July, the church observed the 
Summer Communion; and also had its 
picnic at the site given for its new 
building. Sunday, July 11, was a beaut- 
iful day, and the men having cut the 
grass in the locust grove during the 
week previous, the picnic was most 
pleasant. 

Monday evenings during July, the 
experiment was made of having a get- 
together for the Young People of the 
County, beginning July 5 at Glendale 
Springs, then at Jefferson on the 12, at 
Lansing on the 19, an dat West Jeffer- 
son on the 26. The purpose was to pro- 
vide a time for recreation and devot- 
ion for our teen-agers, and the results 
are being studied. 

During the minister's vacation this 
summer, the pulpit was filled — on 
July 25 by Sergeant-Major John Ice- 
land of the Salvation Army! on August 
1 by Professor Leo K. Pritchett of the 
Appalachian State Teachers College; 
and on August 8 by Dr. R. H. Stone. 

The month of August witnessed in- 
teresting events in Ashe County. There 
was the Blue Ridge Wagon Train, the 
11th through the 14th, with opportun- 
ity to reflect on those who passed this 
way a century ago and are in the land 
beyond. — to reflect also that we too 
are strictly pilgrims moving westward. 

August also saw new street paving 
in West Jefferson, so that the new 
church-site block has now surfaced 
streets on three of its sides. Grade and 
High School started on the 20; our 
College youth folk — with their schools 
opening later — were given their "bon 
voyage banquet" a couple of weeks 
later; and now we look forward to an 
active church year. 

Sam Miller. Son 

Tapper For Order 

At the Wagon Train Camporee at 
Greenfield near West Jefferson, the 
Boy Scouts had ceremonies by the 



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Bethel Revival Bell Needed For 

And Homecoming; Tourist Worship 



On Sunday, July 25 a homecoming 
was held for the Bethel Presbyterian 
Church. Many people who had moved 
away came back and had fellowship 
with the members of the church. After 
the morning service conducted by the 
pastor, Rev. J. W. Luke, a wonderful 
dinner was set upon tables constructed 
on the church grounds. 

The revival began on the Monday 
night after the homecoming, with Rev. 
Wayne Goode of Hopewell, Va. preach- 
ing. The attendance was splendid and 
the interest great. Many people recon- 
secrated their lives, and two united 
the church by profession of faith — 
Judy Shepherd, and Tuney Shepherd. 
Mrs. Charlie Royal renewed her fel- 

Scouts of the Order of the Arrow. 

Many good scouts and scouters were 
tapped to enter the order. Among those 
who were chosen were Elder Sam 
Miller of Laurel Fork Presbyterian 
Church and his son, Robbins Miller. 
The initiation will come later. 



If anyone can locate a bell to be used 
to call tourist campers to worship, 
please notify Rev. J. W. Luke. At a 
recent meeting o fthe Committee for 
Park Ministry, a bell was suggested to 
call campers to worship at the worship 
grounds at the camping area of Dough- 
ton Park. 

A bell perhaps such as was used on 
the old locomotives would be ideal for 
this purpose. The echo of the clear 
notes of a bell ringing out over the 
mountain tops would be a great inspir- 
ation and reminder for campers to 
come for worship. 

If any of our readers know of such a 
bell do not fail to let us hear from you. 
I am sure it would be of great help to 
our student ministers who hold these 
services, as well as a reminder to many 
busy campers, it is time to worship. 

lowship with the church. 

God blessed the preaching of Mr. 
Goode and the church was spiritually 
strengthened. 



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Glenclale Makes Plans 
For Christmas Plavs 



Christmas in the Glendale Field 
will be celebrated with three plays 
one for each church in the field. The 
Glendale Church is planning a play 
entitled "The Road to Bethlehem." 
The Laurel Fork Church is planning a 
play entitled, "A pearl of Great Price." 
Bethel Church will hold a Christmas 
service entitled. "His Name is Jesus." 

The young people will take an ac- 
tive part in the Glendale and Laurel 
Fork Christmas plays, while the child- 
ren of Bethel Church plan to be the 
chief actors in their service. 

The dates of these sendees have not 
been definitely set but each church 
will settle the time of their Christmas 
service in the week before Christmas. 

Mother Of Dr. RTL 
Stone. Died At 33 



Dr. R. H. Stone received a Message 
Sunday. December 5. telling him of 
the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary 
Starlings Hamlin Stone, 83 of Stone- 
ville. 

The funeral was held Monday at 
Stoneville Presbyterian Church. Burial 
was in the church cemetery. The body 
was at Fair Funeral Home at Leaks- 
ville and was placed in the church at 
10 a. m. The family asked that mem- 
orials be given to the Glade Valley 
School. 

Two Ruling Elders 
Elected At Lansing 



At a congregational meeting follow- 
ing the worship service on October 10, 
1965. two additional elders were elect- 
ed in the Lansing Presbyterian Church. 
They are Mr. French Young and Mr. 
Charley Campbell, both long time resi- 
dents of the Lansing community. 

Mr. Young and Mr. Campbell will 
be examined bv the Session and or- 
dained and installed in the presence 
of the congregation after they have 
had an opportunity to study the Book 
of Church Order and the Confession 
of Faith in a series of meetings with 
the pastor. Mr. Thomas G. Muvrell. 



Missionary Speaker 
At Glendale Springs 



On October the 31 the Glendale 
Springs Sunday School had the pleas- 
ure of hearing Miss Mary Frances 
Dawson speak on Missionary work in 
Egypt. We seldom hear of mission 
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News From Churches 
In Ehenezer Fielc 



"Perserverentia omnia vincet". Per- 
severance conquers all things goes the 
proverb. This seems to be the motto 
adopted by the members of Ebenezer, 
Peak Creek and Low Gap Churches. 

Led by Maude Hunt, money has 
been collected which was used to re- 
finish the floor at Ebenezer, Billy Joe 
Woodie has donated the labor involv- 
ed in building a beautiful new pulpit 
and communion table, and Maude Hunt 
is now heading a drive to raise funds 
to pay for the new pews which have 
been ordered. Patsy Hunt is leading a 
project to purchase new hymnals for 
all three churches. This latter project 
is one being conducted by the young 
people and all young people are urged 
to get behind this and help this be as 
successful as the projects carried on 
by the adults. 

On Sunday, November 21. 1965 the 
Peak Creek Church admitted to its 
membership Mr. Spence Wyatt of Peak 
Creek community. A special service 
was held at 2:00 p. m. for this purpose, 
and our beloved Dr. Luke was present 
and delivered an appropriate message 
on the value of church membership. 

Plans are underway toward renova- 
tion of the Low Gap and Peak Creek 
Churches. The floor at Peak Creek is 
in serious need of attention as are steps 
up the hill. The front steps at Low Gap 
also need repair and several window 
sa-.hes need to be replaced. 

Low Gap and Peak Creek have few 
adult members and find it difficult to 
raise the needed funds. If you wish 
to help either of these two churches, 
contact Messrs Tarn Lyle or Albert 
Bare of Low Gap or Miss Ruth Bowlin 
of Peak Creek. 

VANDALS CAUSE DAMAGE 

Vandals have broken many windows 
at Low Gap and have broken in and 
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Mount Jefferson 

Church Is Active 



As the fine, open fall weather seems 
to be coming to an end, we can look 
back over it with plesaure. In Sep- 
tember some of our college young folk 
came back from school to help out on 
the Sunday of the 26. On the evening 
of that day the young people, and some 
of the Women of the Church and Men 
of the Church, drove to Glade Valley 
School and there presented — with 
readings, pantomime, and chorus — the 
story told in the book of Exodus. 

Everyone enjoyed the presentation 
and hospitality of the evening. Septem- 
ber also saw the first Fellowship Sup- 
per of the fall, on the 29. with the 
story of his trip to the Holy Land in- 
terestingly told with slides by the 
wanderer himself, Dr. R. H. Stone. 

In October the church lost its Sen- 
ior Elder with the passing of Mr. R. C. 
Barr. Death came on October the 5. 
after a period of illness, during the 
whole of which anyone who went with 
the purpose of bringing cheer came 
away cheered. October was the time 
of fullness and color. It also brought 
the first snow flurries on the 24. And 
near the end of the month, 1he Mt. 
Jefferson Church was represented at 
the Presbyterial meeting held 100 miles 
east of here, at Lexington, bv five of 
the ladies. At this meeting one of the 
number, Mrs. J. Ivan Miller, was 
presented an honorary life membership 
of the Women of the Church. Thh 
meeting also marked the conclusion of 
Mrs. Miller's successful two years of 
service as President of the Presby- 
terial of Winston-Salem. 

November witnessed the Cub Scouts 
Pinewood Derby — an event interest- 
ing to parents as well as to the boys. 
And on Thanksgiving Day, the Men 
of the Church served a ham and egg 
breakfast to all-comers, after which 
the annual service of Thanksgiving 
was observed with song and sermon. 



Facts On Ministry 

Along Parkwav 



The ministry for campers on the Blue 
Ridge Parkway was very successful 
for this season of 1965. This work is 
under the North Carolina Council of 
Churches. 

In the Doughton Park this summer, 
David Mover, student minister, reports 
the following: 

Three services held each Sunday, 
22 services held (rain cut out some 
services), total attendance 920, bullet- 
ins passed out 1.870. 

In the Julian Price Park this sum- 
mer, Rev. Harry A. Harrington. Jr. 
reports the following: 

Three services each Sunday, 33 ser- 
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'The Mighty Father - The Prince Of Peace' 



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THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 

Official Organ of the Presbyterian 
Churches of the Glendale Springs, 
West Jefferson, Jefferson, and 
Lansing Groups. 

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Of Thanksgiving 



Christmas Is Coining! 

EDITORIAL 
By Rev. Thomas G. Murrell 



Every year about this time folks be- 
gin thinking about and planning for 
Christmas, especially it there are child- 
ren in the home. 

Christmas is supposed to bt a joyful 
time, and unhappy indeed is the per- 
son who cannot find some reason for 
joy during the Christmas season. The 
excited anticipation with which the 
children look forward to discovering 
what Santa Claus has brought them, 
the happy thought of seeing loved ones 
again at family reunions, and the 
mouth-watering vision of a delicious 
Christmas dinner — all these things 
help to make Christmas a season of 
joy and gladness. 

A layer of sparkling white snow 
covers the grass turned brown bv the 
frost, and the darkening stubble in 
corn and tobacco fields. Bricht green 
pine branches and cherry red ribbons, 
hnllv wreaths and many-colored lights 
brighten the busy streets. Christmas 
trees with sparkling ornaments, shiny 
tinsel, and colored lights give a cheer- 
ful glow for the passer-by as well as 
for folks in their homes. All these 
things help to make the season cheery 
and bright. 

There is, however, a much greater 
reason why Christmas should be a 
season of joy. There is a deeper and 
more valid reason for joy than all of 
the trappings which so easily come to 
mind when we think about Christmas. 
The joy derived from the anticipations 
and the decorations is really quite 
meaningless if we do not know and 
appreciate the real reason for joy at 
Christmas time. 

Christmas is a season of joy because 
it is the time at which we celebrate 
the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ. It is the time in which we re- 
member that "God so loved the world 
that he gave his only son that who- 
soever believes in him shall not perish 
but have eternal life." (John 3:16). 

We rejoice because God chose to 
dwell among men, and that he began 
his earthly life as a new born babe 



Our early forefathers who came to 
the shores of America were people of 
deep religeous convictions. By artists 
and writers, these brave people, are 
portrayed as setting up temporary 
places of worship. A rude cross was 
often placed in the land they were so 
glad to put foot upon. Services of 
thanksgiving as well as the taking of 
sacraments in the observance of the 
Lord's Supper was a common thing 
among the early forefathers. 

There must have been many services 
of thanksgiving among the early iso- 
lated settlers. It is commonly thought 
that the Pilgrim Fathers held the first 
Thanksgiving Service, but in Virginia 
Colony at Berkeley Plantation we 
have a record of a Thankseiving Cele- 
bration on Dec. 4, 1619. This is two 
years before our Pilgrim Fathers held 
their well known famous service in the 
fall of 1621. Governor Bradford of 
Massachusetts issued a proclamation 
for a day of Thanksgiving to Gocl. In 
spite of a very rough season, and ter- 
rible hardships and sorrow, the peo- 
ple turned out for a day of Thanks- 
giving and feasting. We are told that 
many friendly Indians attended this 
dav of thanksgiving with the early 
settlers. Since then, the peoole of 
America have made it a nractice of 
thanking our Heavenly Father each 
year. The presidents of the United 
States have made it a general prac- 
tice of calling the Deople of this coun- 
try to a day of Thanksgiving to Al- 
mighty God. 

We might ask the question, Where 
did our forefathers get the example 
of a Thanksgiving Day and feast? 
There must have been a spontanious 
feeling of gratitude and joy after mak- 
ing the dangerous voyage from the old 
country and landing upon soil again. 
Man felt his insignificance as he travel- 
ed at the mercy of God in the great 
unknown ocean. 

Not only was the feeling of de- 
pendance upon God soontanious, but 
these people were Bible reading peo- 
ple. They were familiar with the anci- 



in a stable in Bethlehem. 

We celebrate Christmas as the be- 
ginning of Jesus' earthly life, but it is 
only the beginning. If the gospel ac- 
count of Jesus' life and work slopped 
after his birth, or even after his visit 
to the temple when he was twelve, 
then there would be no reason for us 
to celebrate Christmas at all. But the 
gospels do not stop there. Jesus preach- 
ed the good news that God loves all 
men, and Jesus died that all men 
might be reconciled to God. 

It is because of what Jesus did that 
we remember his birthday. It is be- 
cause in him God dwelt among men, 
and because in him God offers all men 
forgiveness of sins and eternal life, 
that Christmas is a time for joy. This 
is the deeper meaning of Christmas. 
This is the real reason for joy and 
gladness at Christmas time. All of our 
gifts and toys, reunions and food, dec- 
orations and fond memories, mean 
nothing unless we rejoice in the know- 
ledge that through him whose birth 
we celebrate we have God's love and 
forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. 



In Loving Memory 

ROBERT CONLEY THOMPSON 

(March 18, 1896 — October 4, 1965) 
Mr. Thompson, after a period of ill 
health and suffering "fell to sleep" 
after the sixty ninth year of his earth- 
ly pilgrimage. Wherever he went he 
was an outstanding Christian citizen — - 
recognized for his integrity and Christ- 
ian concern for those about him. He 
was a charter member and founder 
of the Gillespie Presbyterian Church, 
of which he was an Elder and for 
several years the Clerk of the Session. 
The Presbyterian Sunday School at 
Thaxton was organized by him at a 
time when he walked up the valley 
and over the mountain. He was sup- 
erintendent and teacher. A nice lit- 
tle chapel was constructed wnile he 
was a leader there. 

When he moved to the Helton com- 
munity he was soon recognized as a 
church and community leader — teach- 
ing in Sunday Schools and elected, 
president of the community organiza- 
tion. He is survived by his widow and 
several children. His passing is a loss 
to the family, communities, and the 
church. His pastor, Rev. Thomas G. 
Murrell. conducted his funeral service 
in the Gillespie Church. 



ROBERT CLYDE BARR 

(June 11, 1878 — October E, 1965) 
After more than eighty-seven years 
of life — a native of Jefferson and a 
pioneer citizen of West Jefferson — 
Mr. Robert Clyde Barr entered into 
his eternal rest and reward. For thirty- 
five years he was a member of the 
Presbyterian Church in West Jeffer- 
son and for many of those years he 
was an Elder. From the organization 
of the church he was a liberal con- 
tributor and a valued advisor. He was 
the founder and president of the 
Phenix Chair Company until it be- 
came a part of the Thomasville In- 
dustries. Mr. Barr operated a hardware 
business in Troutdale, Va., but return- 
ed to Ashe county for a similar busi- 
ness before the coming of the first 
train into West Jefferson. He was suc- 
cessful in the various business enter- 
prises in which he had had a part. 
The large congregation that overflow- 
ed the church for his funeral wa; 
evidence of the high esteem in which 
he was held. 

His pastor, Rev. Thomas I. Smith, 
was in charge of the service. He is 
survived by Mrs. Barr, the former 
Miss Sallie Clyde Gambill, and Messrs 
Robert, Russell, and Frank Barr of 
West Jefferson, and Clyde Barr of 
Roanoke, Va. 

ent feasts of God's people such as the 
feasts of the harvest and others, show- 
ing their gratitude to God. So our 
forefathers followed the example of 
the Hebrew people who worshipped 
God. Let us at this season continue to 
give our sincere thanks to our Al- 
mighty God in this ancient tradition- 
al service of gratitude. 

"Oh that men would praise the Lord 
for His goodness, and for His Wonder- 
ful works to the children of men! 

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices 
of thanksgiving, and declare his works 
with rejoicing." Ps. 107:21-22 



DECEMBER. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE THREE 



1833 Prophecy Comes 
True In Ashe County 



It is remarkable how a prophecy 
written in the year of 1883 has al- 
ready come to pass. 

In a book entitled "Industries of 
North Carolina" published in 3 383 by 
P. M. Hale Publishers, N. Y., there is 
a geological report by Drs. Emmons 
and Kerr in a section called "In the 
Coal and Iron Counties of North Caro- 
lina." 

Drs. Emmons and Kerr who made 
this survey wrote the following prop- 
hecy in their report about the moun- 
tain plateau section of Ashe and sur- 
rounding counties. The paragraph is 
copied from the geological report as 
follows: 

"The summer climate of this re- 
markable plateau is unmatched for 
equability and salubriety, the noon 
temperature never passing 80 degrees. 
There is no locality east of the Missis- 
sippi so inviting to the tourist from 
the plains of the south and east and 
southwest; the highlands of New York 
are not to be compared with it. This 
will be the summer resort of a dozen 
states, as soon as opened by the rail- 
road, and the goal of an immense 
summer travel from all directions." 

The only part of this prophecy that 
did not come true was the develop- 
ment of the railroads. The geologists 
did not dream of the development of 
the modern car and the hard surface 
highways that ribbon the country, but 
his dream of multitudes of tourists 
visiting this beautiful plateau has 
come true. When they wrote, "This will 
be the summer resort of a dozen 
states" . . . "and it will be the goal of 
an immense summer travel from all 
directions", those of us who have liv- 
ed in the mountains have seen this 
literally come true. Dirt roads have 
changed to hard surface highways that 
have taken away the isolation and 
brought travelers into the beautiful 
mountains. The grand scenery, and the 
salubrious climate has now been open- 
ed up to travelers from everv state in 
the union by the superb Blue Ridge 
Parkway. 

Dr. Emmons and Kerr made a re- 
markable prophecy into the future for 
millions of people now stream through 
our beautiful mountain highlands 
a 2 u - eh the surnmer and fall seasons 
And this is not the end. for the visit- 
ing tourists are increasing each year. 
In the last few summers the estimate 
of travelers just in our section alone 
has been one and a half million peo- 
ple. I understand from the govern- 



Ernest Miller Dies 

In West Virginia 



GLENDALE SPRINGS HEARS 

FAMOUS MISSIONARY 



Ernest Miller of Hines, West Va., 
passed away December 4 at the age 
of 41. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Commodore Miller. His father preceed- 
ed him in death. 

Ernest was born in Wilkes countv 
and was formerly a member of Mil- 
lers Presbyterian Church. He served 
with honor in World War II. He leaves 
his wife, three children, brothers, one 
sister, and his mother to mourn his 
passing. 

May God comfort his family as 
Ernest has been called to his heaven- 
ly home. 

The funeral was held at the Reins- 
Sturdivant Funeral Home in North 
Wilkesboro. He was laid to rest in 
the Mt. Lawn cemetery. 

YOUTH BAKE SALE 



(Continued from page 1) 

work in Egypt and we learned much 
about this country where the baby 
Jesus took refuge. Miss Dawson has 
been a teacher in a girl's school for 38 
years and gave us a very intelligent 
understanding of that country. 

Miss Evelyn Acheson brought Miss 
Dawson, her cousin, with her for a 
visit to Glendale Springs on the week 
end of October 31. Miss Dawson is re- 
tired and living in the state of Oregon. 

NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES 

IN THE EBENEZER FIELD 



The young people of the Glendale 
Springs Church held a bake sale on 
Saturday, Nov. 21. This was held in 
the store of Robert McNeill on the 
snuare in West Jefferson. The proceeds 
will be used for the camp and retreat 
fund which our church is raising. 



ment statistics there has been 5 per 
cent increase this year. 

We hear people discussing the pop- 
ulation explosion, but the peoDle in 
the mountains have seen a tourist ex- 
plosion — streams of travelers who 
love the grandier of God's magestic 
peaks and plateaus. The prophecy of 
1883 is no longer a dream, but has 
become a growing reality. 



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tracked in mud, built fires in the 
basement and caused other damage too 
nauseating to mention in a church pap- 
er. It is felt that this is the work of 
children who have not been taught 
respect for God's house. If anyone can 
give information leading to the arrest 
and punishment of those responsible 
for the vandalism, please call Sheriff 
Gene Bare or Mr. Tarn C. Lyle. 



FACTS ON MINISTRY FOR 

CAMPERS ON PARKWAY 



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vices held trained out 8 serivces), to- 
tal attendance in 14 weeks 3,438. 

The above report is interesting to 
many travelers. It is interesting be- 
cause campers and tourists are look- 
ing for a place to worship God on their 
vacation. These tourists come from all 
over the United States. It is the de- 
sire of the committee to extend the 
services of worship to many other Na- 
tional and State Parks. 



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DECEMBER. 1965 



Laurel Fork Revival 
Is Verv Successful 



The Laurel Fork revival was held 
on Oct. 4 through the 10. Rev. James 
Gray Edwards, pastor of the Ander- 
son Memorial Presbyterian Church of 
Pulaskie, Va. was the visiting evange- 
list. 

The services were verv successful 
in many ways in our estimate. God 
only can see the ultimate good by the 
seed that was planted. 

There were many who dedicated 
their lives to Christ, and others who 
made profession of their faith in 
Christ. The following were received 
by the session of the church — Mrs. 
Richard Hart. Linea Evelyn Miller, 
Robbins Miller, Retha Mae Hart, Dian 
Hart, Edna Kay Miller, and Kathv Up- 
church. Those who professed Christ 
were baptised. 

Mr. Edwards preached fine evange- 
listic sermons that helped all of us. 
We trust Mr. Edwards will come back 
to our field of churches again and may 
God bless his work in Pulaskie. 

STATEMENT O" 7 OWNERSHIP. 
MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION 

This statement is required by the U. 
S. Post Office Department. 

John W. Luke, Editor 

Date of filing form with informat- 
ion Dec. 1965. Title of Publication 
— "The Ashe Presbyterian". The office 
of Publication — The paper is printed 
by The Skvland Post Printers, West 
Jefferson, N. C, and worked up for 
mailing at Glendale Springs, N. C. 
(Ashe County) General Business Of- 
fice — Glendale Springs. N. C. Mailed 
at the Post Office in Jefferson, N. C. 

The "Ashe Presbvterian" was started 
and owned by the men of the Presby- 
terian Churches in Ashe County, and 
now represents the following fields of 
churches in this county of Ashe: Mt. 
Jefferson. Lansing, Ebenezer, and Glen- 
dale Springs. 

Total copies printed in one issue 
2 200. For one year. 8.800. The last 
paper published before filling out form 
of information was Sept., 1965. This 
paper is quarterly. There are about 
1.544 paid papers in circulation. We use 
no salesman. Free distribution — We 
send about 120 of one quarterly as 
sample copies and distribute by hand 
in the churches of Ashe County about 
300. Total distribution in everv wav 
1,964. " y 

The above is a true statement as far 
as we are able to render. 

John W. Luke, (Rev.) Signed. 



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Season's Greetings 

Little Bob's 
Drug Center 

2 Stores, 

Center of Town 

and New Shopping Center 

Complete Fountain 

and Drug Service 

Phone 838-4991 



To Remember . . . 

Jesus said, "I will make you 
fishers of men." But some 
people spend all the time dig- 
ging worms, and catch no fish. 

• • • 

Those who stress education 
should remember that the 
Christian Faith is the mother 
of education, for the Christian 
Church rocked education in 
the cradle. 

• • • 

I would rather remain in 
reverent ignorance of the 
meaning of a scripture than 
to have a man made interpre- 
tation of it. 

• • • 

What the Christian Church 
needs today is level headed 
consecrated Christians who 
are willing to follow the sim- 
plicity of Christ. 

• • • 

The Christian Churches of 
today should be warned of be- 
coming catpaws of sttbersion 
and selfish rights. 



Christmas 




No sheep in the folds, 

No star in the west, 

No Babe lulled to sleep 

On His young mother's breast. 

Put sheep of God's flock 
Straying far from His love, 
And a glorified Man 
Interceding above. 



No gold and no myrrh, 
No sweet frankincense, 
But the gift of the heart 
When the sinner repents. 



No music on earth 
From the Angelic bands; 
But the praise and the prayer 
Of the saved of all lands. 



Apart from the Christ — 
No joy at His birth, 
Though merry and gay 
All the feasting on earth; 



The candles burn out, 
And the feasting is done: 
But the Glory of Heaven 
Shines forth in God's Son. 



-Betty Stam, Martyrd in China, 1934 
(From Christian Heritage) 



Merry Christmas 

Lansing Grocery 

Quality with fair prices. 
Lansing, N. C. 



Season's Greetings from 

Twin-Citv Chevrolet Co., Inc. 

Sales and Service 
West Jefferson, N. C. 
P. O. Box 5 Phone 246-3131 | 

Wishing You The Joy of Christmas 

Vainioy Heating Company 

Phone 246-7271 West Jefferson, N. C. 



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Wishing you the blessings of the Nativity. 

Parker Tie Company 

Everything for Building. 
"If You Are Building, See Us" 

West Jefferson, N. C. 



DECEMBER. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE FIVE 




Three fbfes On A ti'u 1 1 



In Memory 
Of Loved Ones 



Modern Crosses On 
A Hill 



By J. W. Luke 

We were traveling on a highway in 
Virginia and suddenly before us on 
a hill there stood three crosses before 
our eyes. Although these crosses were 
only electric poles, they resembled so 
much the crosses of Calvary, it was a 
startling scene, and the following poem 
was attempted: 

ELECTRIC POLES TURN 
TO CROSSES 

As I traveled on a wide highway. 

Watching mounts and fields spin by, 
There came a view of a massive hill 

That loomed against the sky. 

Then my eyes were filled with wonder, 

For upon that distant hill 
Stood three crosses 'gainst the sunset 

Silhouette clear and still. 

Then I thought I must be dreaming 

Of three crosses long ago, 
Where a Saviour on Golgotha 

Gave his life — He loved us so. 

Then my eyes became more certain 
As the sight before me fell. 

For the crosses on the hill top 
'Lectric poles that I beheld. 

Upon each pole a cross beam 

Was lifted up on high, 
And formed a cruel Roman Cross 

Against the glowing sky. 

Now sacred thoughts were taught me, 

And entered in my soul, 
As I gazed upon a dark black hill, 

And three electric poles. 

My thoughts were turned to Calvary, 

Where my Saviour died in love, 
That He might a redeemer be, 



Greetings 

O. L. Elliott 



Box 158, West Jefferson, N. C. ! 
Phone 246-7581 Nigh: 246-9425 { 



Sent from our God above, 

And as the cross beam on the pole, 

Held cable and the wire, 
That brought the light to village street 

And to the mill the prwer. 



So the rugged cross of Calvary 

On a hill so far away 
Bore power and light to a sin 
world, 

And did the love of God display. 



CROSS TALK 



sick 



If you want your father to take care 
of you, that's paternalism. If you want 
your mother to take care of you, that's 
maternalism. If you want the federal 
government to take care of you, that's 
socialism. But if you want to take care 
of yourself, that's Americanism. 

— Selected 



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MRS. JOHN M. PARSONS — Born 
in Ashe county July 11, 1874, and pass- 
ed away Oct. 16, 1965. She lived 91 
years of a good Christian life. Final 
resting place in the Blue Ridge Church 
Cemetery. 

MRS. JOHN WOODIE — Passed 
away at 03 years. Born June 20, 1882. 
called to rest Oct. 31, 1965. She testi- 
fied to her faith in Christ. Final rest- 
ing place. Roans Creek Baptist Ceme- 
tery. 

WILLIAM GREEN BROWN — of 
Roaring River passed away at the age 
of 51 years. Service was held in the 
Warren-Miller Funeral Home at North 
Wilkesboro, N. C. Burial service was 
in the Mountlawn Memorial Park, in 
North Wilkesboro. Mr. Brown was 
born in Ashe county and lived here 
for some time. 

GLENN CLIFFORD SEVERT — 
Passed away at the age of 44 years. 
Was born at Glendale Springs Aug. 6, 
1921, and passed away in Lexington, 
N. C. Sept. 12, 1965. In his last years 
he trusted in the Lord. Final resting 
place, Ebenezer Cemetery. 

GERALD D. BOWLIN — Was born 
March 12, 1963. and passed away Oct. 
31, 19C5. He was the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. George Felix Bowlin. Final rest- 
ing place, the Peak Creek Cemetery. 

JENNIE WOODIE CREPPS — Was 
the wife of Heggie Crepps. She pass- 
ed away Sept. 20. 1965. She was born 
in Ashe county and lived to the age 
of 87 years. She left 9 living children, 
36 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchild- 
ren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. 
She lived in Nelson County, Ky. for 
42 years. Mrs. Crepps united with the 
Big Ridge Presbyterian Church, and 
was baptised by the pastor at that 
time. Rev. R. H. Stone. 



A Happy Christmas and New Year 

McNeill's 

On The Square! 
'The Friendly Place To Shop" 



North Carolina 



Wishing You The Blessings of Christmas. j 

Belk's Department Store 

"The Home of Better Values" j 

West Jefferson, N. C. | 



Dial 246-3161 



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Season's Greetings 

Frank H. Crow Company 

Wholesalers and Distributors 

Health and Beauty Aids 

Candy — Hosiery — Paper Products — School Supplies 

Phone 838-8552 North Wilkesboro, N. C. 



PAGE SIX 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



DECEMBER, 1965 



Stewardship Season 
Emphasized In Nov. 

November is the month for emphasis 
on Stewardship. It is the month to 
consider the budget of your church. 
Many times the members of our church 
are not touched by figures and statis- 
tics. They must see the need behind 
these figures. 

Instead of just budgets and figures 
we need to see the lost souls, the 
heathen in his ignorance, the sick in 
his need of healing, the opportunity 
to lift Christ up before the world, the 
need of the helpless orphan, the need 
of the printed Bible so men may read 
the Word of God. Let us not just look 
at figures, let us look behind the budg- 
et and praise God we can put our gifts 
to work for God. 

Peter Marshall said, "Give according 
to your income, lest God make your in- 
come according to your giving." 

Today billions of dollars are being 
tunneled into gambling, drinking, to- 
bacco, and sin. shall we not be sure 
we are channeling our money into the 
work of God. May we give with hope, 
with faith, not grudgingly, but cheer- 
fully and according to the proportion 
that God gives you. 

News Of Students 

Now In College 



News from Russell Dancy, the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Tunny Dancy, is that 
he is working hard at Wake Forest 
College. Russell is a member of Bethel 
Presbyterian Church and was an out- 
standing student at Wilkes Central 
High last year. 

Anthony, "Tony" Osborn. the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Osborn, is al- 
so liking his work at Davidson. "Tony" 
was an outstanding basketball player 
in West Wilkes High last year, and al- 
so in Wilkes county. 

CORRECTION OF NAMES 



In the last issue of the Ashe Pres- 
byterian, the name Judv Shepherd 
should have been Judy Absher. Other 
errors were: Nancy Shepherd should 
have been Nancy Vannoy. and Mr. and 
Mrs. Charlie Shepherd should have 
been Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vannoy. 

BIRTH ANNOUNCED 



On August 12, a daughter, Lisa Ann, 
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mon- 
roe. Mrs. Monroe, as many friends rec- 
ognize her as Miss Ann Tolley of Glen- 
dale Springs, and a member of the 
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Monroe is 
a Parkway Ranger, serving in the Lu- 
ray, Va. area. May God bless this lit- 
tle one to make the home of our 
friends happy. 






Christmas Greetings 



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Flowers and Gifts 
Phone 246-2856 
West Jefferson, N. 




Like Widow's Mite 

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Offering" 



Harold N. Auler — Quito. Ecuador 
When one sees an Indian give out 
of his poverty, we who have so much 
are put to shame. Often I have seen a 
woman getting ready to go to Sun- 
day School. Just before leaving the hut 
which serves as her home, she looks 
under the crude bed to see if there are 
eggs in the hen's nest. At least two 
eggs must be placed on the offering 
plate in the church. That means so 
much less for her to eat, but it is her 
happy offering for what the Lord has 
done. 

Stewardship Facts. 

Neaves - Hambv 



MRS. IVAN MILLER 



Mrs. Ivan Miller 

Signally Honored 



The Ashe Presbyterian pays honor 
to Mrs. Ivan Miller who has made a 
wonderful record in the service of 
Christ as President of the Women of 
Winston-Salem Presbyterial. Mrs. Mil- 
ler has given herself and time in the 
last few years to the woman's or- 
ganization of our church. The last two 
years of service she was president of 
the women and served very efficiently 
and effectively. 

We join in the praise of Mrs. Mil- 
ler when she was presented with an 
honorary life membership of the Wo- 
men of the Church. Mrs. Miller is a 
member of the Mount Jefferson Pres- 



Miss Lenna Kay Neaves of Nathan's 
Creek and Mr. Jerry Allen Hamby 
were married in the Glendale Springs 
Presbyterian Church on Sept. 25 at 
3 p. m. The church was beautifully 
decorated and lighted bv candles in 
the background. Rev. John DeSanto 
rendered two appropriate solos ac- 
companied by Mr. R. T. Luke. The 
pastor. Rev. J. W. Luke spoke the 
wedding vows. May God bless these 
fine Christian young people in their 
newly established home. 

byterian Church of West Jetferson, N. 
C, Ashe County. 



' Greetings from 

ROBERT'S DRUG STORE 

"All prescriptions carefully 
filled" - Phone 246-2761 
I West Jefferson, N. C. 



Faw Insurance Agency 






Security and Service since 1924 

"Christmas Greetings and a Prosperous New Year" } 

3 hone 838-6222 North Wilkesboro, N. C. » 






Wishing You a Happy Christmas and New Year 

Rose Grocery 

Where friends meet to wish you a Happy Christmas. 
Phone 982-2552 Glendale Springs, N. C. 



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Good Used Clothing and Household Items 
Outfit Your Whole Family For Just A Few Dollars. 

WillaBarn Thrift Shop 

WISHES TO ALL THE BLESSINGS OF CHRIST'S BIRTH. a 

Open Monday Through Saturday, 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., ! 

Open Friday Night 'til 9 p. m. , 

Glade Valley School Campus | 

Glade Valley, North Carolina | 



DECEMBER. 1965 



THE ASHE PRESBYTERIAN 



PAGE SEVEN 



Benefit Barbecue 

Dinner Is Held 



Thoughts 



CRADLE CAROL 



One of the best barbecue suppers 
our field has ever held was on the 
evening of Nov. 13 from 5 p. in. to 
P, p. m. This suouer was served in 
the basement of the Memorial Build- 
in? at Glendale Springs, the barbecue 
chicken having been grilled under the 
supervision of Jonse Woodie. The wo- 
men of the Glendale and Laurel Fork 
Churches served and supplied the food 
and pies for the supper. The fellow- 
ship of many people who attended was 
enjoyed. Many sat at the big fireplace 
and toasted their feet as they chatted 
and ate. The cooperation of the wo- 
men and men of the two churches was 
ideal. Special mention should go to 
Junior Hart for his hard work in mak- 
ing our dinner a sucess. The proceeds 
will be used by both churches. Glen- 
dale is planning to complete the 
kitchen in the building, and Laurel 
Fork will use their share in the work 
of their church. 



Lloyd Joseph Harless 
Back From Overseas 



Mr. Lloyd Harless the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Rex Harless of Glendale Springs, 
returned from service on August 31. 
He was attached to the 38th Tactical 
Missile Wing, United States Air Force 
in Germany. Lloyd's rank was Airman 
Second Class. We are glad to wel- 
come Lloyd home and may God bless 
and guide him in his civilian life. 



DR. RHODES SPEAKS 



Dr. James Rhodes of West Jeffer- 
son held the morning services for Glen- 
dale Springs and Laurel Fork Church- 
es on Oct. 24. There were many fav- 
orable comments on Dr. Rhode's ser- 
mons. We offer our sincere thanks to 
Dr. Rhodes for his help during a short 
vacation by the pastor. 



USE CHRISTMAS SEALS 




FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS 

and other 
Respiratory Diseases 



Br Guy Hunt, Jr. 



Our flag flies today as the symbol 
of a free nation, because people in 
yesteryears dreamed of human free- 
dom and had courage to make their 
dream come true. They sought God's 
guidance for their plans. They truly 
believed "Blessed is the nation whose 
God is the Lord." (Psm. 33:12) When 
you see the flags on the